Wow. This is really powerful. Rest In Peace Derek.
I left at the end of the page what I put on this site once a day. Don’t forget his name and don’t forget that those are people over there. Bring them home now.
I will post this letter every morning. Every single day. Never forget what war does to the families. Here is a link to the audio that explains how everything went down. Stand Up With Pete Dominick Audio
This was a letter to Pete Dominick. Host of Sirius/XM Stand Up w/ Pete Dominick. Mrs. Wyatt’s husband was killed right before their baby was born.
Katherine Wyatt April 23
Derek should have met his son for the first time today. He should have gotten off the bus with the rest of his platoon and hug me and kiss me. He should have been able to hug and kiss his mother, father, brothers, nieces, and nephew. He should have been able to eat his favorite dinner: lasagna, green bean casserole, and garlic bread. He should have been able to sleep in his own bed, taken a real shower in his own home, and slept in bed holding his wife and sleeping thru the baby crying. He should have been able to do all the things he deserved to do with/in his life. We should have been able to raise our child and grow old together. Please Pete, dont let them forget. Do not give the men and women in power the satisfaction of being able to go thru their day to day lives without feeling a fraction of the pain my family and the 23 other families like mine have to live with every day. Do not let them live in a naive bliss that comes with the comfort of money and power. To the people who are guiding and feeding this out of control war, the military is like a hooker. They dont care what the individual person’s story is or wither the hookers of the world are taken care of, all they care about is getting what they paid for getting back to their families. Forgotten as soon as they are introduced. Just another face in the crowd. Just another story they are not actuaclly interested in. Just more people they can fuck over and but then say “we support you, but we dont feel that your family is more important than continuing with this war” and “your husband died for our nation and establishing democracy in a poor country…….but we will bitch about Planned Parenthood funding before we concern ourselves with making sure you get paid.” Dont let them forget that those funerals they attend have real bodies in those caskets and those men and women in uniform they “support” are actually dying. I know you dont have the power to end this war, but you have the voice to make America listen and begin to understand. Take care