A father’s promise, a son’s sacrifice

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I received this story a couple of days ago from Richard, an active duty Soldier. It is a story of the bond that is shared between a father and a son – a love that transcends war, injury and even death. It speaks to the dedication of a young man who chose to serve his country, and his awareness of the dangers that are never far below the surface for a Marine serving in time of war. More than anything, it is a heart-wrenching tale of a father’s promise to his son – of Robert Gilbert, Sr. and his son, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Robert Gilbert, Jr.

Click on the image to read, “A father’s promise, a son’s sacrifice for his country”, by Regina Brett.

From cleveland.com, courtesy of the Gilbert family

From cleveland.com, courtesy of the Gilbert family

Robert and Gunny Gilbert are our heroes of the week.

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