Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Journey: Walking each other home

Photo and text from NPR:

Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, Calif. [am's note:  Nicole is one of the thirteen Americans who died on August 28]

This undated photo provided by U.S. Department of Defense Twitter page posted on Aug. 20 shows Sgt. Nicole Gee holding a baby at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Officials said Saturday that Gee was killed in Thursday's bombing.

U.S. Department of Defense/AP

Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An’ for each an’ ev’ry underdog soldier in the night


Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an’ forsaked


Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey by GB Tran comes to mind this morning.  The sorrow of war repeating itself at the end of August 2021.  The chimes of freedom flashing and tolling.

1 comment:

37paddington said...

I read that so many of the U.S. soliders killed were 20 years old, which means they weren't born, or were babes in arms when this godforsaken war started. There are no winners in war, not ever. If if one side is vanquished the other side still loses. The world right now is heartbreaking.