These words were take postscript from the movie, “Hamburger Hill.” For all these brave men and women past and present.
If you are able, save a place for our soldiers inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you love them, though you may or may not always.
Take what they have left, what they have taught you with their dying and keep it your own.
In that time, when we decide and feel safe to call war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes left behind. –
Maj. Michael Davis O’Donnell
Jan. 1, 1970
Dak To, Vietnam