I remember Jesse Penna today

Jesse was a Navy Corpsman serving with the Marine Corps in Viet Nam. He lost his life serving his country and his fellow man. It was 1968 and Jesse and I would sit in the barracks and sing along with Janis Joplin "Piece Of My Heart" We were a mess. I remember him today and many other days. I thank God that I am home today free and healthy and with my family. I remember all who served and didn't make it home. God bless America.
Jesse, it's been 51 years since we sang "Piece of My Heart" In many ways it seems like yesterday even though it's been a lifetime. I will never forget my brother...I honor your memory and think of you often but most acute on the day.
…….hey, thank YOU REC for your service as well as for your fallen friend. I also posted 2 years ago on this thread for you and your friend since then,  my Dad who was a WW II Vet has passed. Stay well   
I was just sitting out on the back porch watching the gentle rain come down, an unusual occurrence here in "tornado alley" in the Spring. I thought of another day long ago when you and I sang along with Janis. How we loved her music. Jesse you are on my mind this Memorial Day like so many other days as well. I honor your memory and I will never forget you my brother.