The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching - "sacrifice." In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those devine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in his pwn image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place of devine
annunciation and spiritual uplift which will alone sustain him. However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country, truly, is the noblest development of mankind. God Bless You! Michael Robert DeMarsico II.
Our deepest and most profound sympathy to both the family & friends of this young hero.
Department of Massachusetts
Military Order of the Purple Heart