Final Mission of 1LT Joseph Gambino Jr.
So Long Ago, Dear Friend
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Joe and I were in the same Boy Scout troop in the Bronx. He was older than me and was clearly one of our leaders. Even as a kid I knew there was something very special about Joe Gambino.
When I think of those sad years in Viet Nam I always think about losing Joe Gambino. How terribly sad this must have been for his family and what a loss it was for us all - not to have Joe as a leader in our world !