I just found out one of my close brothers went "home". We served in Nam. Spec Ops, Black Ops. He was my liaison, then partner, he was Airborne, who supported my Company work. He went to the company after we worked together. Saw him regularly for almost 30 years, the he said he was going in-country in the middle east and went quiet. Just got a note from a mutual associate the he passed, no details. Apparently they tried to reach me for his service but I was in or recovering from spinal surgery and did not respond.

I am heart broken.

He kept tabs on me and visited me when I was being rebuilt (a gift black ops folks rarely get) and we stayed close friends. I wish I could have been there for him as he was for me. Also wish I knew more but another occupational problem in my old job.

Raise one for him.