The Greatest American Heroes: A Friendship Forged During 5 Years as Prisoners of War (Isaiah McMillan)

On Saturday, when President Donald J. Trump passed on celebrating American war heroes because … rain, it immediately reminded me of stories I was told during a couple of cookouts I attended.

The first was when I visited one of my best friends. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Bragg, in Fayetteville, N.C. He took me to a Memorial Day cookout on the base. Because of the torrential downpour, I figured it wouldn’t be well-attended. I arrived to find soldiers cooking, eating, and playing basketball in the rain.

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