Senator Thurmond was a giant among men, and a true Patriot. He always had time for the common man, and always had his thoughts and concerns in mind when making decisions affecting his constituents. Out Great nation was blessed to have a man of his stature in the Senate. I know he has received his just rewards in the hereafter. May the Good Lord bless his family and friends, and be with them always. James E. Pyle, LTC IN US Army, Retired(formerly from Augusta, Ga.