THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SUPPLY STAFF OFFICER - GENERAL STAFF WITH THE RANGERS. IT IS 2017, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. IT IS ALSO PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
RIP OLD FRIEND
Remembering a fellow officer, friend, and classmate
I arrived in Vietnam April 1970; he arrived after I had returned and gone to Germany. A mutual classmate, fellow officer, and Vietnam vet located in Stuttgart, Germany, called me in May 1972 to let me know that Joe was reported KIA. That was hard to accept. And after all this time, he is still one of the people I remember and recall on our High Holidays
Remembering an American Hero
Dear Captain Joseph Mike Berkson, 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