On my way out of Stones River National Cemetery, I saw this headstone and smiled for the obvious reasons:

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But my brain quickly reminded me of a scene from the movie The Big Red One.”

“- Pvt. Johnson – 1st Squad: Would you look at how fast they put the names of all our guys who got killed?
– The Sergeant: That’s a World War One memorial.
– Pvt. Johnson – 1st Squad: But the name’s are the same.
– The Sergeant: They always are.”

 

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “Wreaths Across America: Stones River National Cemetery (Postscript)”
  1. They are the same because those of us who serve pass our love of country, or sense of honor, and our assumption of duty from generation to generation.
    That’s why it was such a big deal when I discouraged my own kids from serving. I didn’t think this country was the same one any longer.

  2. Did you notice that he was a black man? For the few who don’t know, USCT means United States Colored Troops, which was the designation for Federal black infantry units.

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