a dear friends son, who has been in walter reed fighting to recover from an explosion, might not make it.
i have known him since he was a little boy. great guy, volunteered to serve his country and is now paying a heavy toll.
there's so many stories i could tell about this family.
generations of military service, father, grandfather, sister is in the navy.
when he was young, his mother had a battle with cancer, which she ended up loosing and he came and lived with me at the cabin for a while so his dad
could just work through things.
i have a bunch of pictures i'd taken of them, along with a ring he made while i was teaching him how to silver/gold smith.
the kid never caught on, melted more than he ever finished, but there was one ring he did complete, silver with gold accents, star ruby.
when he outgrew it he gave it to me as a momento of the times we spent together.
it really doesn't look good for him, so i'll most likely be heading north for a funeral soon.
let's just hope for a miraculous recovery.
his dad is trying to find out if he can be released so hew may spend his last time at their home in montana.
don't know how this actually works, but will find out more.
i know there are a few military folks on this board and would like to ask one question.
what would be an appropriate gift to send the father?
i was thinking of a marine flag, i know he flies an american flag and an 82nd airborne one, but have never seen a marine flag on the pole.
would this be a good idea, or would it be disrespectful coming from a non-military guy like myself?
mods, please move if this is not the right place.
wasn't sure where it belonged, if anywhere.
edit on 15-2-2011 by rubbertramp because: (no reason given)