It was my honor and distinct privilege to aide in laying to rest Col. Murray today. He was truly a brave man and real-life hero. There are not many times in my life where I have found it difficult to breathe due to being in the presence of such greatness. Today will be put on my list. It was obvious in today's service that he was not only respected, but a well-loved man. My condolences to those whose hearts are heavy today.
1SG Scott A. Thomas
H Co., 1/3 IN BN (The Old Guard)
Ft. Myer, VA