The Eclectic

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. – William Gibson

Capt. Pat Rapicault

Posted by David Leslie on January 16, 2005

I was looking to catch the final score from tonight’s Pats/Colts game when I saw the intro for a 60 Minutes’ segment on the Marine’s dealing with the insurgents in Iraq.

One stuck with me. Capt. Pat Rapicault. Born in France, came to the US as a student, became a citizen and joined the Corps. His English part France and part Mississippi. Took the point and wouldn’t look into the camera because he was too busy checking for hostile contacts that could hurt his men.

KIA by a car bomb while driving back from a mission.

Too many gone to go back now. Yet too many more are yet to fall. And for what?

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