November 20, 2005
Another Letter from a Soldier
WHY THIS WAR IS STILL WORTH THE FIGHT Marine Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr, 22, of Snohomish, Washington Died May 30, 2005 near Ar Ramadi, Iraq Below is an excerpt from a a letter he left behind to his girlfriend. "Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this, that is why I'm writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I'm pushing my chances. I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark."