Ending a sad week, my son passed away from complications with Covid-19 on Thursday. Looking forward to a better week upcoming. My son was a 20 yr veteran with 4 tours to the middle east (1 Iraq, 3 Afghanistan) and we kept the news about the withdrawal from him during his last days to minimize the stress. He was all about anything American and proudly wore the uniform and served with honor. Needless to say, I was and am extremely proud of him. He will be missed greatly as he was only 49. Parents should never have to bury their children. He left behind a wife, step-son and a son from a previous marriage. By his statement, he is in a better place but that doesn't help the broken hearts left behind.