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In honor of Sargeant E5 Hugh Warner, US Army - Served in the Vietnam War
Hometown: Brainerd, MN
(Submitted September 15, 2008 by Stacy Shebeck)

This tribute is to my father.  He bravely defended freedom in the Vietnam war.  It takes great courage, strength and faith to endure all of the hardships that come with war during and after combat.  Few know what it is like to live in fear each and every day.  Fearing that they will not live to see their family again, to watch their children grow or to even sleep in peace at night. This is something that no man, woman or child should have to endure. My father knows that feeling all too well.  It brings me great sadness to see the long lasting affects of this fear that still haunts my father.  Not all are strong enough to leave their children, spouses, parents and lives behind to defend something that most of us take for granted.  So my father and all of the men and women who have served or are serving in the armed services should be proud of themselves.  And every American should be grateful for their courage and should give them unconditional support.  The kind of support not all of our veterans or the men and women currently serving have been given.   I love you dad with everything in my soul.  Thank you for being the very best dad you knew how to be. You are the strongest man I know and you are my hero.  Keep being strong.    

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