A vigil is held for Richard Collins III at Bowie State University. He was stabbed to death at the University of Maryland campus this past weekend and was due to graduate from Bowie State this week. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun video)
I know that you got your commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army last Thursday and would have graduated from college Tuesday. As a former Army officer who loved his time at Fort Bragg, N.C., "the home of the Airborne," I want to share with you the words of my former platoon sergeant, "Airborne guys help the angels guide souls to heaven."
The death of Lt. Collins did not come at the hands of those who subvert a religion for terrorist reasons. He died at the hands of the great grandson of Polish immigrants. The beautiful mosaic needs some work.