[Sgt. Gerald Poppa
His sister Sue
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
The Best friend I ever had.
I saw Jerry's name in the Statrs&Stripes, the only Marine listed that day. In High School, he and I stretched the limits of how much trouble could be gotten into, then went on to bigger and better things. One of the best men, best person I have ever known. Grateful for the time we had.