Rick, my beloved brother and friend. I can never understand the selflessness you exuded. I may never know what it means to sacrifice myself to a higher cause, to die for the freedom of others, in a war between two men. I will never know what it is to give so anonymously and so selflessly as you gave. I will never know the trials you endured or the longing you felt. But, what I do know, is that I am the luckiest sister in the world. You were my brother, you who gave your life for freedom, for a higher cause, who gave your life so selflessly after enduring hardship. I'm luckiest sister because you, my brother, my friend, gave your life, the ultimate gift, for my freedom, for my right to sit here and pray that on this Fourth of July, no other sister, brother, mother, father, wife, husband or friend need lose another loved one. My prayer may go unanswered, but you, are the answer to the prayers of the thousands who ask for freedom, and a safe place to lay there head at night. You are a hero, your a guardian angel. Thank You. Rest Peacefully Tonight.