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.
Robert and Gunny Gilbert are our heroes of the week.