…dies,” the uncle continued, “At night, you sometimes think you’re walking in mud, but it was blood. We were on our way back to the base, but we got ambushed. The Pathet Lao were waiting for us and they started shooting. Your dad’s cousins were in front of him and were the first ones hit. Your dad watched his cousins fall to the ground and die. He was so angry, he started screaming and shooting. He killed all those Lao soldiers.
That. Was. Beautiful. The way you told this story gave me chills. Your dad was an incredibly brave youth. Although he didn't have a choice, he battled through life and struggled through the torment that was given to him from the war. I'm certain your dad's memory will live on in every person your dad encountered. Thank you for sharing this touching and enlightening story.