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From Fort Jackson, SC.

If anyone wants to visit this weekend, I have a couple of days off. I’ve been trying to think who is in this area that I know. Saturday and Sunday are free (JeremyTaylor@q.com). I’ll probably just do homework, but I thought I’d share this quotation from the end of Act of Valor, which I feel explains so much:

‘Your father was a good man — growing up without him is going to be hard. It is going to hurt. You will feel alone, out to sea, with no shore in sight; you’ll wonder, why me? Why him? Remember, you have warrior’s blood in your veins — the code that made your father who he was is the same code that will make you a man he will admire. Respect.

Put your pain in a box — lock it down; like those people in those paintings your father used to like. Real men, made up of boxes — chambers of loss and triumph of hurt and hope and love. No one is stronger or more dangerous than who can harness his emotions — his past.

Use it as fuel, as ammunition as ink to write the most important letter of your life.

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