Each year on Memorial Day, we should take a minute to remember those who died in the service of their countries. Not only in general, but specifically. This year, I have chosen to honor and remember a servicemember who did not die in combat, but did die because of her service. She was killed on April 14, 1988 by a terrorist car bomb that struck the USO in Naples, Italy.

I am talking about Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Simone Santos. Not every servicemember who gave their lives did so in combat. This post is to remember all of those who have paid the ultimate price in the service of their nation, its people, and the ideals that it aspires to.


Anonymous · May 30, 2022 at 8:14 am


AL in ocklawaha · May 30, 2022 at 11:32 am

Good on ya!
She was an Ocala native if I recall correctly.

Okie Phil · May 30, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Hat off, salute….
I too, think of friends and relatives that gave their all for this once great country, and it saddens me. The loss of people close to me yes, but also america isn’t near what she was, and angers me that they died for corrupt politician scum to prosper (and I wish someone would nuke DC). Good work, DM!
Daily reader, occasional commenter,
Okie Phil

Tom from East Tennessee · May 30, 2022 at 3:58 pm

CDR Orlando A. Suarez, USN 1958-2004. R.I.P.

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