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July 5, 2016

A West Pointer Comes Home


Tom Surdyke was a real-live Yankee Doodle Dandy, right down to his date of birth—the Fourth of July.
This one would have been his 19th. But instead of celebrating with cake and fireworks, this Independence Day Tom’s family wrapped him in their love for the last time and buried him here along the Hudson, at the academy that was his destiny and is now his final resting place: West Point. - WSJ

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It's regrettable I have to write this, but the boy was quite foolish to join the King's army. Just another pawn on a tyrants chess board.

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2016 12:24 PM

Yes, and how much longer are we going to have men like these in our military when basic training will consist of four weeks each of gender and transgender studies?

Posted by: Dennis Myers [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2016 7:20 PM

So he signed up to murder for Barry the Kenyan?

Where's the loss?

Posted by: bilejones [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2016 7:32 PM

Those who cannot recognize or respect nobility display a blindness to virtue.
The blindness is correctable by serving others' safety in threatening situations.

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