This Memorial Day, please read the recent piece in Esquire, "The Things That Carried Him," about Army Sgt. Robert Joe "Joey" Montgomery, of Scottsburg, Indiana, who was killed by an IED in Iraq 22 May, 2007, and buried in his hometown 31 May, 2007.
Hat tip to the Washington Post.
If that's too much, please try Maj. Gen. William Troy's column, "Funeral Duty," also from the Washington Post. Thank you.