Posted by Rachel (18.104.22.168) on May 26, 2001 at 19:49:33:
Loyalty to a Brother by Walter MacPeek
One of two brothers fighting in the same company in France fell by a German bullet. The one who escaped asked permission of his officer to go and bring his brother in.
"He is probably dead," said the officer, "and there is no use in your risking your life to bring in his body."
But after further pleading the officer consented. Just as the soldier reached the lines with his brother on his shoulders, the wounded man died.
"There, you see," said the officer, "you risked your life for nothing."
"No," replied Tom. "I did what he expected of me, and I have my reward. When I crept up to him and took him in my arms, he said, 'Tom, I knew you would come-I just felt you would come.'"
There you have the gist of it all; somebody expects something fine and noble and unselfish of us; someone expects us to be faithful.
In honor of those who paid the ultimate price and for the families they left behind. - Rachel
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