Thursday, April 8, 2010
Remembering a Hero
Today is a tough day. One of my best friends, LCpl Jonathan Taylor was born today 23 years ago today. He lost his life after 2 months in Helmand, Afghanistan, which was his second tour of duty in the United States Marine Corp. I am so proud of Jonathan and what he did with his life, his dream, to be a Marine. He lived and died doing what he always wanted to do, and not many people can say that about their lives. He was also the type of friend where I left nothing unsaid. I can honestly say I have no guilt now that he is gone. He knew how I felt about him and I knew how he felt about me. He is one of the greatest people I have ever known. My life is better for knowing him. It does not make today easier though. It is still surreal that he wont be coming home later this month with his unit. I wish everyday that this wouldnt have happened, it is like my worst nightmare come to life. I know so many are affected by Jonathan's life and death and it is such a testament to the kind of person he was. To know him was to be his friend. I will always treasure the many many memories we have together and I have such a great feeling knowing I have a Marine, a hero,atching over me know.
A HERO FALLEN, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN---I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU JONATHAN!