Sgt. Robert P. Kassin, 29, who grew up in
I attended Sgt. Kassin’s memorial service this afternoon over in the Big(ger)TM City. Although I never met Sgt. Kassin, I knew him. I say this because after listening to the eulogies given by family, friends, and his minister, I realize Sgt. Kassin is just like the hundreds, and quite possibly thousands, of other dedicated and patriotic soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines I have had the privilege of knowing throughout my life. Most of the military people I’ve known were professionals, which is to say, folks that made the military their career. Sgt. Kassin was a career soldier, and as noted by nearly every eulogy, he died doing what he loved. His mother made that one of the central points of her tribute. All in all, very moving.
By the way… The PGR were kind enough to let me join their procession. Pictures below; as always, click the photo for a larger image.