The Admiral's Son
The Admirals' Son is a collection of stories and images about the author, Hank Miller, and his experiences growing up in the South and around the world as the son of a career Naval officer. In addition, the book depicts the authors emotional experiences as a Naval Aviator flying in Vietnam during the Conflict.
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Page 7 - You are not even a pawn. Your death will not prevent future wars, will not make the world safe for your children. Your death means no more than if you had died in your bed, full of years and respectability, having begotten a tribe of young. Yet by your courage in tribulation, by your cheerfulness before the dirty devices of this world, you have won the love of those who have watched you. All we remember is your living face, and that we loved you for being of our clay and our spirit.