Another year has gone by. Today is the birthday of my father's beloved older brother, John. Dad speaks highly and often of you, John. May you be at peace and rest wherever you are now.
While our paths did not cross here on earth, I'm eagerly awaiting the day they will intersect. Since your birthday always coincided with Christmas, here's yet another separate commemoration of your day, too. Dad tells me your parents--my grandparents--always went the extra mile to ensure your birthday was celebrated properly and didn't get swept away by the festivities of Christmas, huge and important as they are.
May you always rest in peace and receive at least as many blessings as you gave to others during your short stay on this planet. Dad and I and the rest of the family will see you soon. May God bless you and us.
Steven Damian Imparl
PS You passed away while serving in the United States Army and attending the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC) at the Presidio of Monterey, California. You might like to know that I, your nephew, am pretty good at languages, too. Peace to you.