A Letter To A Fallen Canadian's Parents

To Mason's Family:

For months I served with your son and I got to know him and considered him my best friend. I do not make friends easily, but I came to see David as a true one.

I was there when he died. He told me to 'Never forget'. Those were his last words, and I will never forget. I will never forget how brilliant he was, what a good leader he was, how he cheered his men up and did all he could to protect them.

To the end, he struggled to do his duty. He was a hero, and he died a hero and his memory will be with me till the day I die. I grief with You, you who knew him better than anyone else. I am sorry. I am so, so sorry.

With love and respect,

Markus Morgenstern, Regiment de Marche, Arras, France

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