One underlying theme comes to my mind though...
My son, CPl Ben, Cpl Hays, yourself...so I stand down
from being overly nervous but yet concerned. The
confidence I have is in you younger folks who now
have the burden we older folks can no longer carry.
It's not a cop-out, it's a fact of life. The torch
has been passed quite some time ago. It's a natural
progression of things, I do not overly worry myself.
Adjustments to a new mode of living is upon us. Any
new endeavor seems puzzling in the beginning I think.
But while I'm figuring out things, it's good to know
you Marines and all of our service men and leaders are
where they are.
You give me confidence. I don't think I really need
a great deal more.