Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How He Lived

Image courtesy: Phyllis McGeath

Lance Cpl. Kenneth McGeath, left, and Pfc. Allen McGeath, right, are United States Marines. They are also the younger brothers of Cpl. Philip McGeath, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Jan. 18.

Image courtesy: U.S. Air Force/Steve Kotecki

Lance Cpl. Kenneth McGeath recently wrote a poem about the emotions he's experienced in the three months since his big brother made the ultimate sacrifice. It is being shared on this blog with the Marine's permission.

Inner Turmoil
by Lance Cpl. Kenneth McGeath

No pain in his body.
No emotion on his face.
Feeling lost without somebody.
A man who is is out of place.
Anger and frustration yet,
tears of joy.
Not to be forgotten,
the life of that boy.
He still watches us everyday.
We still want him here with us,
but we know its not that way.

I ask you all not to think of how he died but instead of how he lived.

To learn more about the life and legacy of Cpl. Philip McGeath, please click here.

Image courtesy: Phyllis McGeath

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