Saturday, February 12, 2011

"My Big Brother"

My Big Brother Johnny was a good father, husband, son, brother, friend, scholar, gardener, and war hero. He cared passionately about people, and the world. He started an outreach, and homeless rescue, and rehabilitation center for the veterans of his war, Vietnam, and all the others that followed. The complex now bears his name.

Btw he was commended by three different Presidents from both parties for his Veterans outreach work. John was further honored by being the first veteran to be buried in the new military cemetery in San Diego a few days ago.

He also thought my being Queer was fine. Back in the day that really mattered.


Paul in CT said...

We are blessed to know and live among heroes. They are always an amazing combination of strength and gentle love. I'm sorry for your loss but I like to think that they were needed elsewhere.

Uncle 2012 said...

Yeah I guess they need good wingmen, and medics over on the other side.

Gardeners too.

Anonymous said...

Please know that your loss saddens me. Cearly, your brother and you had a warm and supportive relationship that helped each of you deal with life's problems and hardships.

Zaek said...

I was real sorry to hear about your loss Sidney. Your brother sounds like a really great guy. They can't make too many like him.