Thank a veteran today

You ever wonder how Lee Marvin was so good at being a movie badass? Simple. He was a badass.

Here he is as a young Devil Dog:

He was wounded in action during the Battle of Saipan, when he was hit by machine gun fire, severing his sciatic nerve. He was one of the lucky ones, though. Most in his company were killed.

After his death in 1987, Marvin took up his earned place amongst other departed heroes. This is his marker.

This goes out to my brothers and sisters who have served or are still serving. Happy Veterans Day.

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One thought on “Thank a veteran today

  1. You might enjoy this poem about families and absence, “While He’s Away: A Poem About Being Gone.”

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