Details For Comment No: 99

5/9/2003

BERNIE RUIZ

CAME FROM CUBA IN 1961.WAS DRAFTED ON 1967.SERVED PROUD FOR THE COUNTRY I LOVE, WAS SEND TO VIETNAM, AND SERVED WITH THE 82ND. AIRBORNE DIV. IN 1968/69 AS A GRUNT,UP IN HUE.IN SO MANY WAYS YOUR LETTER REMINDS ME OF MYSELF,AFTER ALL THE YEARS,I STILL FIGHTING THE BATTELS.I ADMIRE WHEN SOMEONE FROM YOU GENERATION TAKES TIME TO KEEP TELLING THE STORY,SO THEY NEVER FORGET.WE OWE IT TO THE ONES THAT NEVER MADE IT BACK,TO THOSE WHO MADE IT,BUT STILL FIGHTING THE WAR ON THE STREETS OF OUR NATION, HOMELESS,AND TO EVERY ONE THAT WAS THERE.YOUR LETTER BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES,PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR DAD.