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
Sidney 'Skip' was born in Lewistown PA. He was the son of G. Leroy and Annetta Kreisher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1965 where he was a manager for the football team, played basketball and was also an active swimmer.
He was assigned to L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division near Da Nang. He was point man on a night patrol near Chi La, and was killed when a land mine detonated. He had been in Vietnam only 7 weeks. He was survived by his mother and father.
WE SHARE A BIRTHDAY
However many birthdays I have left, I will always remember you and your sacrifice.
May you Rest In Peace in the loving arms of God.
Semper Fi brother Marine.