To a hero that I never met
From the hood
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
My good friend
Kirk had the best sense of humor of any guy I knew. We spent his last day as a civilian at Glen Oak Park, the zoo, a picnic and just talking. I was a senior in highschool and I skipped school that day. He parked his car down the street and I ran so I wouldn't get caught. Whenever I hear the song 'Lazy Day' I always think of Kirk because that song was playing on the radio and that is exactly what we were doing. Having one last day 'just running away' Thank you Kirk, I have thought of you often these last 44 years