When Vets Gather: An honest discussion about veteran suicide


Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier

Be sure to read the inscription!

Eddie R. Brooks

May 22, 2010


Today I had the honor of laying a Marine to rest. He was 88 and served in WWI during three major battles including Iwo Jima. He was born in MS and passed away in Spring, TX near Houston but buried in the Pittman Cemetery, Muldoon, TX. He was married 62 years before he lost his wife last year. They say he was a very happy and energetic man.

God blessed me to be the one the local funeral director referred to the Houston director. While I hate to lose a comrade-in-arms it was good to hear that he was a Christian and that he had a full and wonderful life after see all the horrors of warfare in the Pacific.

He may not have been as well know as MacArthur and Audie Murphy, but he was a hero nonetheless and I wanted to share him with you. May his legacy and fruits of his service to his country and his God live on until Christ returns!

Stack arms, my Brother! Enjoy the glory of God and rejoice with your wife!