I've decided to dedicate my post today to my brother-in-law, Ken Dunnum. He is a retired Marine. He dutifully, loyally, and humbly served our country as a Marine for 20 years.
He served in Desert Storm in the early 90's. His selfless sacrifice (for our freedom) back then is most likely the reason Ken is having to battle today one of the most evil, vile of all enemies....lung cancer. While stationed there, he was exposed, repeatedly, to chemical toxins due to burning oil wells.
That Ken, and many other military personnel just like him, are now suffering debilitating illnesses due to war, leaves me saddened. That so many have lost their lives for my sake overwhelms me. I certainly wasn't brave enough to enlist in the United States military when I was young. I am SO thankful that Ken and all the other military men and women in this country weren't as chicken as I was. Each and every one of us that sits comfortably on this side of the United States border owe these angels a debt of gratitude that they were brave enough to fight for our freedom!
Thank you, Ken. You are the greatest of men. Thank you for being brave enough to fight for the freedom of our country. Thank you for fighting the enemy because I was too afraid to. Thank you for battling this newest enemy with the same determination, drive, and optimism that you did for the 20 years you served the people of this country in the United States Marines. Never, never, never give up.
You are loved, Ken Dunnum. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we may ALL experience the freedom this country is known for.
God bless you!!!!