Our Fathers - Our Tributes

Lt. Col. Michael E. Styer
8th TAC, Satan’s Angels, Bushmasters
Air Force

Service in Vietnam
1969 – 1970

Location of Casualty
Guam AFB Runway

The Wall
Panel 014Q Line 068

Tribute

Thread of time, moments of memory frozen then remembered.

An expression, emotion, a pattern of movement and it quickens my heart.

A fragrance in the air, sound carried upon a breeze and memories arise from where they’ve been stored.

A fragment of remembrance in a son or daughter’s movement, the laughter of a grandchild.

A moment susupended, a journey back in the blink of time and then forward again in a new memory.

A blending of past and new lives, the undendeing circle of family and heritage.

The confirmation that those we’ve loved left pieces in us, around us.

And my heart took pictures and I remember.

Now my soul rejoices and once again you live.

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