Today is Mike Stokely's birthday, and there are not many days that I do not think about Mike. Sgt Mike Stokely gave his all on August 16, 2005, in Iraq, in service to America.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
His younger sister, Abbey, made a video honouring her beloved brother:
Mike is an American Hero.
There is a profile of Mike on They Have Names here. BlackFive has written about Mike. Living Legends Team wrote about Mike. Thunder Run also has written about Mike. I have written a few times about Mike and his precious family. (You can find those by putting Mike's name in the search engine 'thingie' top left.) The Mike Stokely Foundation is here.
Mike's dad, Robert, has also written about his son:
Yes, today IS Mike's birthday, and I honour him.
I carry you with me
I carry you in my heart
(apologies to eecummings)
Remembered and honoured. Always.