After regaining his ability to walk, Sgt. German purchased a home in San Antonio, Texas and founded the Merlin’s Miracles charity organization to help child burn victims.
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Sometimes, when feeling down, unlucky or having a bad day I think of Mr. German; a far better man than me.
Sure, I boast of a few things and, perhaps rightfully so.
Yet, in comparison, I am but half the man sergeant German was even with my having over twice as many years upon our temporary home here on Earth.
Yes, there are many who fit into that category and I hope they are well-mentioned.
Others who post upon the Web DO mention others and that pleases me.
For whatever reason I felt a calling to select Mr. Merlin German.
Perhaps because he looks as what I perceive how a Marine should look as.
And because of his efforts to assist others.
Then there is his untimely death.
Some believe his Maker called him to his reward beyond this plane of existence.
I can neither confirm nor deny that… I have no proof so remain an open-minded agnostic but if there is something beyond our mortal plane of existence, well… I am not the JUDGE but, well… YOU decide.
At the least, as a common man I can “judge” by offering my minute honor, this memorial, and ask anybody passing by to march off to the Wikipedia page titled “HERE” above and pause, spend even a few seconds, and at least remember not just a good man but instead of lazing about, following a path of self-indulgence or self-pity; went to work assisting others.
I salute you, Sir.