Friday, October 20, 2006

Somehow, by Pat's brother Kevin Tillman

"Somehow back at home, support for the soldiers meant having a five-year-old kindergartener scribble a picture with crayons and send it overseas, or slapping stickers on cars, or lobbying Congress for an extra pad in a helmet. It’s interesting that a soldier on his third or fourth tour should care about a drawing from a five-year-old; or a faded sticker on a car as his friends die around him; or an extra pad in a helmet, as if it will protect him when an IED throws his vehicle 50 feet into the air as his body comes apart and his skin melts to the seat."

Please read the whole thing posted here.

We need to keep such things in mind come November.

1 comment:

DisappearingJohn said...

An incredible piece, very moving. I truly hope it was, indeed written by Kevin Tillman. Sadly, far too many of the well written op-ed pieces that both sides ae flaoting about the internet end up being well written pieces from someone paid to pull at heartstrings, and "quoted" to someone who never said the words.

Either way, the sentiment is strong, corect, and an excellent thing to keep in mind..