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All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

05/21/2015 03:20 pm ET | Updated May 21, 2016

This weekend marks one of the most sacred holidays of the year for me -- Memorial Day. It is a time to reflect on those who gave all for their country. It is our solemn duty to never forget and to honor their memories.

To the service members who died under my command in Iraq, and their families, I will carry your memory with me always. Thank you for what you did for our mission, and thank you for your accomplishments for our country.

You will never be forgotten.

Operation Iraqi Freedom
3rd "Greywolf" Brigade Combat Team
1st Cavalry Division

Oct. 2006-Dec. 2007
(in order of life given for the U.S.A.)

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