The Brave Young video illustrates my poem about a Marine telling his father about a near death miss while deployed in Iraq. It also honors all America’s troops, wounded warriors, and fallen heroes for valiantly going beyond self for country sake.
Reason For "Brave Young"
I wrote the poem, Brave Young, in response to my youngest son’s near death miss that he told me about while serving in Iraq … It took him over a year to tell me, after I originally asked about "any close calls". He also received two Navy and Marine Achievement Medals for outstanding performance in combat during the Iraq War in 2003.
Then nearly 16 years after writing the poem, I decided to create the associated video that was still emotionally hard to do, especially the narrative that resurfaced the heart grabbing emotions felt when learning how close he came to paying the ultimate sacrifice for our beloved country … as is the case for many troops and veterans who experienced death’s passing embrace.
And then there are the heart wrenching emotions that his near death admission … deeply stirred in my wife, including the overriding happy one of still being able to … hug him … as only a mother can!
Note: My "Brave Young" poem is also in my "American Pride" book at https://www.davidgbancroft.com/ap.htm.
David G. Bancroft
Author of the books… American Pride, Mere Chance, Cemetery Woods, & Waking Dreams
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