Navy Vet’s Memorable Tribute To Fallen Heroes
Ron White is making sure that no American forgets the more than 2,200 service members killed in Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks. He is touring the country, writing down their names on dry-erase board panels in public viewing areas, much like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
He has memorized every name on the list as a personal tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
“I don’t know any of them personally but I feel like I know them all and really what the families always say to me is thanks for keeping their memories alive,” White said. “They’re afraid that people will forget their sons and their daughters and this is a way that they don’t.”
White joined the U.S. Navy after 9/11 and served in Afghanistan in 2007. He is a two-time national memory champion.