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Remembering Dave

Mark Stephens, MD

(Fam Med. 2017;49(10):815.)

Today I followed a Caisson
To lonely drummer’s sound
Midst friends (though quite alone) I walked
Our Nation’s Hallowed Grounds

A widow’s cry, a son’s lost stare
My thoughts did render pause.
How great the price,
How great the man
The Sacrifice
The Cause

With volleys fired, the bugler’s tone
Their echoes soon did cease
Godspeed my friend, Farewell for now
My Brother, Rest in Peace.

Written in memory of Lieutenant Colonel David E. Cabrera, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD. Killed in action October 29, 2011 in Afghanistan.

Correspondence: Address correspondence to Dr Stephens, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Family Medicine, 1850 E Park Ave, University Park, PA 16802-1503.

Copyright 2018 by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine