LANCE CORPORAL THOMAS E. CREEK is buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas, and will be honored, along with many other veterans, on Memorial Day, 2007.
Thomas E. Creek "stood and delivered"; he was both courageous and selfless. He saw what needed to be done to save his brothers and did it.
His last words? He saw the grenade, and right before he fell on it, he said, "I've got it, Matt."
I'm more inclined to believe there are more 19 year old Tommy Creeks in Iraq and Afghanistan now than there are 57 year old drug addict hippies who burned their draft cards in 1969.