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.
Another year Jesse, I promise you I will never forget. I think of you more with each passing year. I will play Janis tonight for you and for me.
I recently received an e-mail of what dead rock stars would look like today if they would have survived. There was one of Janis and I immediately thought of you Jesse. I can still see her singing Piece of My Heart and I can still see you and me singling along with her. On this special day like many other days I remember you my friend.