Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lance Sijan

Fitting story for Memorial Day weekend; Cpt. Lance Sijan's memorial site is dedicated.

Sijan was raised in Bay View, graduated from the Air Force Academy, was shot down and died in VietNam.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.

His sister was among those who gave speeches and hers was remarkable for her direct quotation of G K Chesterton:  "The true soldier fights not because he hates those in front of him but because he loves what is behind him."

May he, and all True Soldiers, rest in peace.

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