Gather ’round the spent brass tree
“Echo Company Christmas Tree,” by Maj. John T. Dyer, Jr., USMCR (16 February 1938 – 31 July 2014).
LT Randy Rule carefully re-linked spent brass cartridges to decorate the tree, topped by a small American flag, for Echo Company (likely of 2/6 Marines), which overlooks Amal Village in Beirut, Lebanon, on 26 December 1983.
December ‘83 was 2/8. I was deployed to Beirut in 1983 with Weapons Company 2/8.
I have the painting of this sketch proudly displayed in my home.
Thank you, sir