No friendships are quite like those forged in military service; no bonds as hard to break as those built in the line of duty. And when those bonds are finally broken, when the Last Post sounds, no passing leaves quite the same void, no loss leaves the same pain.
This is particularly true of friendships forged under enemy fire; the buddies who put their lives on the line with you, be it in Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East or Afghanistan.
But the theatre of war is not the only stage where these friendships are formed. The comrades we trained and drilled with, for the army, navy or airforce, will always hold a special place in our hearts, born of the knowledge that they were ready to put their lives on the line for their friends and their country.
FriendsPast offers a forum to record and express these loyalties by posting a tribute to a comrade or adding fond memories to one already posted.
And this platform is not just for comrades in arms. Did you have a parent or grandparent in military service? In World War Two, perhaps, or the Great War? Did they get the credit they deserved? Sadly, that is often not the case. The generals are lauded while the troops are pushed to the margins of history. With a tribute on FriendsPast you can put that right and tell the story of your brave family members who answered freedom’s call.