The young marine is kneeling in a moment of silence as he is holding the dog tags of a loved one that gave their life for our country. My model for this piece is a friend of mine, Steven Rubisch. He fought in Irag during the second Gulf War. My understanding is that during one battle, he was shot in the arm after only ten minutes into the fight. He fought for another 10 hours with his troop of 12 companions before they won against over 130 enemy combatants. One week later they finally surgically removed the bullet from his arm. The dog tags that he will be holding will have the name of his friend who died in an IED explosion only three days after arriving in Iraq.
“All gave some, but some gave all.”
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