A U.S. Navy corpsman tries to help wounded marines in Vietnam - September, 1966.
We had not spoken since he deployed again, but T.J. was a fellow Air Force cop and a friend. I received the news this morning that he was killed in Afghanistan last Friday. I do not have the words to convey the absolutely overwhelming sadness and frustration I feel right now.
My shield is marked in his honor. Rest in peace, buddy.