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On Oct. 4, 1968, John Paul Stepp, a truly wonderful person, made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down his life for our great nation. I shall keep you memory alive as long as I live John Paul and pray our nation never forgets what you gave so we may remain free.

I hope you will print this because men like John Paul and all those brave men and women who sacrifice for our nation must always be remembered and given our most sincere gratitude. Thank you all who have served.

William Clay