Friday, March 4, 2011

A Great American Hero

*picture from Ashley Mangus' Facebook*

Tonight we celebrate a great American hero, CPT. Geoff Mangus.  As I listened to these snippets of tonight, I realized that my friend, Geoff, is much more than a friend, a father, a husband, a cancer survivor.  He is a great American hero.  I thank you Geoff for your sacrifices, some which I will never fully know.   Here are things I heard and saw tonight as I celebrated his retirement with him, his friends and family:

"Always do right......"
"First to fight for the right"
6th fold: our hearts with which we pledge allegience
Valorous Unit Citation
Red stripes, for soldiers blood
"So thankful for my wife, Ashley"
stars: in God we trust
Colossians 3:23
"Friends...through thick and thin"
12th fold of the flag: for the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Operation Iraqi Freedom III
A little girl, dressed in red, bows in her hair, hugs her Daddy tight
" friend I could ever have."
Duty, Honor, Country
"Thank you Capt. Mangus"

and I echo that, "Thank you Capt. Mangus."


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