Recently, I learned that two young men died after being shot in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Upon hearing the news, I immediately became emotionally distraught and overwhelmed by the irony of the situation.
It was very sad to hear that the victims tragically died at a relatively young age. The irony? They were shot to death at a recreational center named in honor of Winston Raymo. Raymo, a U.S. Marine, was killed in action in South Vietnam at the age of 22 years.
My friend made the following assessment: "Winston Raymo, a young St. Thomian, died for a cause he may have believed in, whereas, the shooting victims were killed for a reason that they may not even be able to define."
Nevertheless the two young men, like Winston Raymo, were killed in a senseless and undeclared war.
Brothers, Let Us Stand Up and Unite!
Graduate Student in Baltimore, Md.
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