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Article causes reader to stop and remember


Date published: 1/17/2014

Article causes reader to stop and remember

The recent article titled "Father, new movie shed light on son's sacrifice [Jan. 10]" is a poignant reminder of the selfless sacrifice made by Sgt. Michael Russell and his fellow soldiers.

The picture of this loving father with his two daughters a few months before his tragic death is heart-wrenching. I worked with Mike's dad, Lee Russell, at Eastern Airlines, and the same fortitude and commitment to duty displayed by the father was mirrored in the son.

How easily do we forget those who shall never see again a sunset glow so that we can. In Afghanistan on a hot June day in 2005, Sgt. Michael Russell and 15 fellow soldiers fulfilled to the utmost the Lord's words, "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his fellow man."

Richard Ford

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