Camp Pendleton Marines pay tribute to aging veterans


By Linda McIntosh

It’s been six years since 1st Lt. Kimberly Colby made her first visit to an aging veteran as part of the Honor Salute program.

He was a Marine infantryman during Vietnam and had earned the Purple Heart while overseas. He was dying of colon cancer.

Colby and a Marine comrade, both in their service blues, saluted the Marine and thanked him for his service.

“He was stoic throughout the ceremony, despite being in immense pain,” Colby said.

When she was about to leave, he said, “You know what? That’s the first time I have ever been thanked for my service.”

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