Veteran memorizes names of every service member killed in Afghanistan
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KXRM) — One veteran is paying tribute to all the service members killed in Afghanistan, keeping their memory alive by memorizing every single one of their names.
There are 2,300 names, and every name has the story of someone who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“It’s been said that everybody dies two deaths,” said Ron White, veteran and memory expert. “They die the time that they die and they die the time that their name is spoken for the last time, and this is really a way to keep their memory alive.”
It’s an emotional moment for those who see the name of a loved one, but through the tears, they know those fighters of our freedom are now guardian angels.
“People will stand at the wall and they’ll wait for three hours to watch me write their grandson’s name,” White said. “Little kids who maybe never met dad will try to find