Friday, May 13, 2011

The Most Moving Thing I've Ever Read

What will my last words be?

Those who die in combat often call for their mothers. From one account in Vietnam: "I didn't really speak the language. I could understand a few phrases, though. One day during a firefight, for the first time in my life, I heard the cries of the Vietnamese wounded, they call out for their mothers, their wives, their girlfriends. There I was listening to the VC cry for the same things."

From "What Every Person Should Know About War," by Chris Hedges