Dead Soldier Posts Farewell Note on MySpace

by | Apr 29, 2006 | Stress Blog | 1 comment

Before committing suicide.

Before signing off his webpage on Monday, Army Pvt. Dylan Meyer typed a farewell note to the world.”Jesus, I don’t know if any of you have heard what has happened to me yet, but I just want to remind you not to be sad. Laugh, that’s what lifes about,” Meyer wrote. “When it is all said and done, and all the b——t is cleared away, it is the ones you love who you will remember.”

The next morning, Meyer was found dead in the Army barracks at Fort Gordon in Georgia. He was 20. …

On April 21, Meyer made one last movie that he added to his MySpace Site, a short film about Army life he called “Bored As Hell: A Weekend at Ft. Gordon.”

The movie shows soldiers listening to music, drinking Jack Daniels out of the bottle and playing hacky-sack. It ends with two messages of white script on a black screen.

The first reads: “Dedicated to America’s Youth. Go to college and lead a normal life. Don’t make the same mistake I did.”

The second says: “And F—— Vote! Don’t let old people run your lives, you have a choice.”

The fact that I can even hear myself think over the non-existent cries of mercy from the people of my city and this country who supported and encouraged this war makes me sick.

I remember painting a house in January 2003 and the owner struck up a conversation about the UN. Great! Screw painting, let’s talk about UN hating!

“Yeah, they just aren’t very pro-active theses days are they?” he said.

“Uh… I always hated them for doing stuff,” I answered.

“Huh?” he said.

I decided to try and split the difference, “Well, I’m glad you hate the UN.”

I wonder if that idiot even remembers that he supported this disaster.

It sounds like this kid knew better and went anyway, for what reason we can’t say, but it seems to me that as much of the responsibility lies with those who sent him and those who cheered them on.

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