Today is Memorial Day, in which we remember those who have died in wartime.
I took this picture in South Pasadena. There are plaques for servicemen who died in Vietnam just off Fair Oaks Boulevard in War Memorial Park. Terry Brooks Dyer appeared to be the youngest of a small handful.
This man was less than one year older than I. He was killed less than one year after he would have graduated high school. Of course I didn't know him, but seeing this memorial to him made me very sad. War is followed by lifetimes of might-have-beens.
Someone needs to remind me why we fought in Vietnam. Would anything today be different if we had won?
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