Honoring our fallen soldiers is something many of us do by lowering flags to half staff or going to memorial services. One man just across the border in Tennessee is paying tribute by sending medals to the soldiers' families. He now says he can't do it anymore.
"To me, that is a baby and this is the last one," Bob Parker said.
Parker says Lance Clark's family will be the last to get a medallion, one of over three thousand he's sent to those left behind since the mid 90's.
"That gives them something to hold on to," Parker said.
He's sent medals to families all over the country, many for soldier's he never will know. Now Parker, who sends the medals nonprofit, says without frequent donations, he simply can't afford to keep on sending out the forty dollar medals anymore.
"311 that's wanting medallions for their loved ones and I don't have them," he said.
Parker recently got a letter from a soldier fighting in Iraq who lost a friend on the battlefield in a July attack.
Parker says because he doesn't have the financial resources, he's going to have to abandon what he says has become his calling.
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