His name was Tom Stowe he was the son of a preacher, a marine, and my friend. He was a good bit older than I was but he was the big brother that took me to concerts, and protected me from the big bad world. I will never forget the moment I found out he had died. He enlisted at the minute he turned 18, very soon after that he married his girlfriend, then left to be stationed in Lebanon. While he was away he found out he was going to have a baby. His wife couldn't wait till he came back home on leave to finally meet his new daughter, he never came home. The day of the funeral came a care package from Lebanon with gifts for his wife and new daughter. That military funeral was the saddest day I can remember. Ronald Reagan then president retaliated by pulling out of Lebanon. For all those who wonder why terrorists are un-afraid of us remember this tragedy and all the others that went unanswered, and be thankful we have a president that has the conviction to fight back instead of capitulating and cowering to them.