19 Aug 1984 - 06 Aug 2007
U.S. Marine Corps
Al Anbar, Iraq
Died when he stepped on an improvised explosive device
while patroling on foot, looking for roadside bombs.
This was his second tour in Iraq.
Sgt. Jon Edward Bonnell, Jr.
photo borrowed from The Messenger
I didn't know Jon... I never met him.
I don't even know how or if we are related
through the Bonnell family tree...
But we are related as Americans and as fellow Servicemen.
In reading of Jon's death,
I felt especially compelled to acknowledge and
thank him for his ultimate sacrifice.
I realize there have been many others before him
(And there will be many others after him)
That have done the same but have not been acknowledged or thanked...
But we are thankful... and wish it didn't have to be this way.
And I do know that nothing I can say will help Jon's family,
but I want them to know, as a former Serviceman and a Parent of Sons,
I do feel for them... and wish it didn't have to be this way.
"A Man Called Intrepid" by William Stevenson
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