For My Friend Sarge
As most of you know, Charles "Sarge" Cordle has gone home after fighting the valiant fight with cancer. His many bouts of cancer were caused by the infamous Agent Orange that he was sprayed with, as were so many others, during the Viet Nam war.
I cannot begin to put on paper what I'm feeling in my heart, but so many, many people have done so eloquently, I'm thankful it wasn't up to me. As I've said before, I never knew it was possible to love people you've never met, such as Sarge and his beautiful bride, Bonnie, or Miss Bee, as she's known by affectionately. I guess it's because we all feel safe amongst each other, and have shared our thoughts, hopes, dreams, and disappointments, sorrows and griefs. When you let someone into your life in this manner you become vulnerable. But Sarge? He called it as he saw it, never shirking from opposition, whether it be politics or a enemy armed with a gun.
He fought for our country and was vilified for it. When you see a vet, please thank them and let them know you appreciate them. Sarge, once again, thank you, my friend.