Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Last Letters



Newsweek published the unedited letters of fallen service personnel in Iraq, including the last letters written in their own hand.

How does a 19-year-old sum up their life and say goodbye in two pages of notebook paper? Here is the letter of Lance Cpl. Anthony Butterfield of Clovis, Calif. I found it hard to forget -- full of the poetry of daily life and the ultimate tragedy of his death.

2 comments:

The Stash Dauber said...

the link's broken - goes to a 404 page

Steve-O said...

Fixed! Thanks, Stash.