The First Sergeant and I attended the funeral of a dear friend today.
A retired Air Force veteran, we had met by sheer chance when both of our families moved to the area, whilst transitioning from military to civilian life
Over the years, our families have shared celebrations throughout life, births, marriages, Christmases and sadly deaths.
As I sat inside the funeral home I couldn't help but think of all the wonderful times we had shared with this family.
The laughter we had shared throughout the years.
I watched his wife, daughters, son, grandchildren and great grandchildren say their goodbyes to a fun-loving, compassionate, endearing, human-being, a true American hero to all.
The rain came down, the Air Force Honor Guard sounded the Last Taps, we laid our friend to rest.
I cried for the loss.
God Speed Melvin, you were one of the good guys.......