David R. “Poppa” Alexander

EPITAPH OF A K.I.A

Did you know
… I was only 18
…… I was the oldest child
……… I had a girlfriend?

Did you know
… I was an “A” student
…… I was elected Student Council President
……… I volunteered for military service?

Did you know
… I had been in the military for less than a year
…… I had dreams
……… I had a life to live?

Did you know
… My parents will miss me
…… I would have had a son
……… I love God?

Did you know
… I don’t regret my decision to join the Military
…… I fought for your freedom
……… I died because I believed in my country?

Did you know
… I don’t blame anyone
…… I was a friend, brother and son
……… I will never forget all of you left behind?

Did you know
… Even in death I will be beside you
…… My heart aches for all that died here in this war
……… I want you to remember me but not mourn me?

Did you know…?
… Yes you know
…… You are still my friend, my brother
……… My wish is for you to forget not, but for you to be at peace

Did you know
… I would wish that you bring as many home as possible
…… That you stand tall, be proud, love God, family and country
……… So that my death will not be in vain?