Monday, September 22, 2008

Will It Taste Bitter, Or Sweet?

Less than 2000 men survive of WWII's 1st Marine Division, the Marines who won victories on Guadalcanal and other Pacific islands.

The last man left - - the last of the 1st, as he is referred to - - will receive a bottle of Etournaud cognac that is approximately 160 years old. What will his thoughts be? Will he weep over the memories of his fallen comrades, or share the cognac with a younger generation of Marines, or not even care? No one knows.

Click the link to read the whole thing, it's well worth the time.

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