MATTHEW N HARRIS JR
Remembering an American Hero
Dear MSGT Matthew N Harris Jr, sir
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
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Medical service technician
The career Air Force non-commissioned officer, a 1948 graduate of Overbrook High School, had served in Japan and Morocco, among other places, before being assigned to the 33rd Air Force Dispensary in Vietnam in February 1965. The 34-year-old medical service technician died in Saigon on May 28, 1965. He was survived by his wife and a son.
... from The Philadelphia Daily News