Remembering an American Hero
Dear CPL Pervis B Valentine Jr, sir,
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.
I am posting remembrances on behalf of our Gridley High School Posting Project. Almost our whole high school is posting remembrances on this virtual wall to Vietnam Veterans. My name is Amanda Kinney, I am 17 years old, and a Senior at Gridley High School. When you were close to my age you gave your all fighting for our country. You died fighting for what you believed in, giving your all to our country, the United States of America! I would have been so scared as I’m sure you were, but I don’t think I could have done it, but you did! I just want to thank you for your bravery and courage. You will never be forgotten.