September 28, 2009 – Card found at Garden of the Gods in Colorado
Let me tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your son and how grateful we are for his service to our country and to us, people he never knew. It is our loss that we never met him but we feel joined to him, having found his photo and your loving instructions. As a mother of two sons, one in the military, I can understand how doing this would keep your son “alive” as he moves around the country, making new friends and having new experiences.
We brought Robert back to Missouri with us. Since we found his photo on our anniversary we are going to take it to the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO (right) and place it in the chapel where we got married 42 years ago (see follow-up on this below).
I feel sad to relinquish his photo as I feel so connected to him and to you but I would not want to interrupt his travels and your anticipation of where he will be next and how he will touch more people.
-- M.W , Springfield, MO