The Sports-Media Nation will tear their clothing and mourn for what might have been. Magazines will sell millions of copies dissecting a sports career. A jersey number will be retired. We will be asked for our heads to be bowed in a collective moment of silence.
I will speak of it no more.
I ask you to turn your attention to the following HEROES.
Ian P. McLaughlin
Miguel A. Villalon
Henry Mayfield Jr.
Do you know who they are? No? Neither did I, but are about to find out from https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/
Ian, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, died Jan. 11, 2020, when his Army vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Alongside Ian was Miguel, 21, of Joiliet, Illinois, who also died. Miguel was on his first deployment.
Henry, 23, of Hazel Crest, Ill., died Jan. 5, 2020, in an attack by al-Shabab militants on Manda Bay Airfield in Kenya. His last words to his mother were, "Everything is good and safe at our base."
ALL of our fallen heroes are remembered at the link above. In remembering these three, we honor and remember them ALL for giving us EVERYTHING in defense of freedom.
These we shall continue to remember and to speak of...