Memorial Day Special: Do Not Forget What American Troops Are Made Of… Posted By: Warner Todd Huston 5/28/2018 8:58:43 AM Referenced Article written by Celebration. Publius Forum, by Warner Todd Huston Original Article
To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.