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    Thumbs up Even though

    This is directed towards the Canadian Army, the words transcend just one event - or at least I think so.
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    Yesterday was the 19th of April. Yesterday was the day 47 Sailors assigned to Gun Turret Two of the USS Iowa died during a training mission.

    "If you are able
    save for them a place
    inside of you
    and save one backward glance
    when you are leaving
    for the places they can
    no longer go.

    Be not ashamed to say
    you loved them,
    though you may
    or may not have always.

    Take what they have left
    and what they have taught you
    with their dying
    and kieep it with your own.

    And in that time
    when men decide and feel safe
    to call the war insane,
    take one moment to embrace
    those gentle heros
    you left behind."

    Major Micheal Davis O'Donnell
    1 January 1970
    Dak To Vietnam
    Co 11
    Virginia Beach FD

    Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong. Which one are you?

    'The fire went out and nobody got hurt' is a poor excuse for a fireground critique.

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