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Memorial Day

Here is the dog tag of Korean War combat veteran and medic Tony Aquino. Tony never said anything macho or boastful about his service. He would tell you if you asked.

He was a liberal who opposed the Vietnam War and both Iraq wars. He resented people like B. Clinton, Quayle, G.W. Bush & Cheney who used connections to get out of serving, and then sent other people to war.

Just like you and I, and just like our nation taken as a whole, Tony was both flawed and decent.

Tony was alive last Memorial Day. Now he is dead.

May 30, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized |


  1. I attended the final weekend of the Scarborough Fair in Waxahachie yesterday. One of the final shows we saw while there was Sloan Wolfe, a group with two bag pipe players.

    They had a wonderful salute for all Vets and recognized those who had died in service with a great version of Amazing Grace. It almost brought a tear to my eye.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | May 30, 2011

  2. A good way to spend Memorial Day.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 2, 2011

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