I will not speak of his politics, nor will I sully this sad day with vitriol or anger.
Rotties, I bid you stand.
Let it be forever known this man was a warrior, let his service to his nation be remembered with eternal honour.
Silver Star, Legion of Merit awarded twice,Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Prisoner of War Medal.
Rest well, sir.
Return this man to Huma’s breast
Beyond the wild, impartial skies;
Grant to him a warrior’s rest
And set the last spark of his eyes
Free from the smothering clouds of wars
Upon the torches of the stars.
Let the last surge of his breath
Take refuge in the cradling air
Above the dreams of ravens where
Only the hawk remembers death.
Then let his shade to Huma rise
Beyond the wild, impartial skies.