The Sergeant doesn't sleep with a night light or flashlight. The Sergeant isn't afraid of the dark. The dark is afraid of the Sergeant.
When the Sergeant was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: "WHAT IS COURAGE?" The Sergeant received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.
SFC (ret) John Dereza gave light to all our conversations and show courage until the end. I am proud to have served with such a great citizen soldier and honor to call him my friend. Rest In Peace My Friend.