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Thursday 1 April 04

Letter From a Soldier-Dad
Posted by Edward at 9:39AM

The Rocky Mountain News is publishing an interactive feature including letters and stories from soldiers killed in Iraq. This one, about Army Pfc. Jesse Givens who died in his tank in Iraq, really puts a face and a life to the camo-clad images we see on TV.

"Dakota, you are more son than I could ever ask for. I can only hope I was half the dad. You taught me how to care until it hurts, you taught me how to smile again. You taught me that life isn't so serious and sometimes you have to play. I will always be there in our park when you dream so we can still play together. I hope someday you will understand why I didn't come home. Please be proud of me. Please don't stop loving life. Take in every breath like it's your first. I will always be there with you. I'll be in the sun, shadows, dreams, and joys of your life."



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