Friday, October 28, 2005

A Wise Corporal

From Malkin, via David Boyd, another heroic Marine Corporal:

Jeffrey Starr, a Marine corporal, was killed on April 30. He was profiled this week in the NYT as part of the coverage of 2000 Americans who have died in Iraq. A letter to his girlfriend was found on his laptop. Here is part of his letter that didn't make the NYT:

Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this, that is why I'm writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I'm pushing my chances. I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.