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.
Great post. I remember my Dad today- and the countless other souls who died in service of this country.

I'm also remembering a guy in my neighborhood when I was a kid- Jimmy Bordeaux. About 8 years older than me, Jimmy taught me to play football. Jimmy died in Vietnam in 1967, a very proud Marine.

May God truly bless the families of all service men and women tonight.
It's been another year Jesse, you are still in my heart. Semper Fi my brother.
Sitting here playing Piece of My Heart for you Jesse. What a song! I miss you and wish you were here. Too many years Jesse, we were so young. I pray for all who went and those who didn't come back. I still believe we did the right thing and I know the men over there today believe the same.

Somehow the music makes it all easier. I raise my glass to you and play Janis one more time. We could never hit those high notes could we?
We salute you, brothers. May the Lord have mercy on your souls. Thanks to all of you.