Please accept my deepest regrets and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your son. Although I did not have the privilege and honor of knowing him, as a fellow American and a Marine Corps Veteran, I feel compelled to write and offer you my heartfelt condolences and sincerest regrets. I would also like to extend to you the appreciation of a very grateful nation for your son's courage, devotion to duty, and unswerving patriotism. As much as we can never fully know the true extent of your anguish and suffering we do grieve along with you. We grieve at the loss of every brave American Service Member, and thank them and their families for all their sacrifices and for defending the freedoms we so enjoy.
Be assured we salute him and honor his fine memory. He is a true American hero and he shall never be forgotten. He will live on and be remembered along with all those young men and women who throughout history have given that last full measure of devotion and sacrifice. Only by keeping his memory alive can we truly pay tribute to his greater glory and celebrate the liberties he in turn has preserved.
Ken Springer Capt. USMC '62 - '68