This will bring a tear to your eye.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly knows something about sacrifice. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 46 years, he answered Trump’s call to serve lead the Department of Homeland Security.
But that’s not all he sacrificed.
John Kelly lost a son in Afghanistan. John Kelly was the highest-ranking officer to lose a son in recent years.
“Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly honored his son Friday morning during an interview about Memorial Day, calling him the ‘finest man I ever knew.’ ‘Finest guy,’ Kelly said of his son, 2nd Lt. Robert Kelly, during an interview on ‘Fox and Friends.’
‘Wonderful guy. Wonderful husband. Wonderful son. Wonderful brother. Brave beyond all get out,’ he continued. ‘His men still correspond with us. They still mourn him as we do.'”
Watch John Kelly talk about his son on Fox and Friends:
From the video:
Brian: “I know you think about those who lost their lives in the line of battle. For you, the highest ranking officer to lose a son in this generation in the line of battle. What are you thinking about and your family thinking about this Memorial Day?”
John Kelly: “The first thing I would say is we don’t need Memorial Day. If you are a gold star family member, you think about him or her every single day. In fact, hundreds of times a day. But what Memorial Day in my mind is good for is to remember for America to
remember the million men and women over our history, the million men and women who have given their life for this country in combat. So on Memorial Day, even if you’re at the beach or taking advantage of some mattress sale somewhere, think about that.”
Brian: “Can you tell me about the man who is splitting the screen with you right now.”
Steve: “Second Lieutenant Robert Kelly.”
John Kelly: “Just the finest guy. Wonderful guy. Wonderful husband, wonderful son, wonderful brother. Brave beyond all get out. His men still correspond with us. They still mourn him as we do.”
RIP, Lt. Kelly.