Here lies the boy you sent us.
He was our only son.
He left to serve his country.
The war for him is done.
Thank you Lord, for the few short years
we had this precious boy.
For nineteen years he filled our life
with hope and love and joy.
He was a hero, brave and strong.
He heard his country call
and duty called him to the front
Where many men must fall.
We know he's there with you Lord
and we do not question why.
But we are so lost without him
and eyes will not stay dry.
We know that he is happy
and we know that we must wait
till we can join him once again
just beyond life's gate.
(in memory of her son, my uncle)
PFC. Glendel M. Thurman
US 20th Regiment (Sykes Regulars),
6th Infantry Division
Maffin Bay, Lone Tree Hill, Lingayen Gulf
Purple Heart Valley (bloodiest 6000 yards in the world)
Killed in action, Feb 3, 1945