newsday.com - The poem New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa wrote to his daughter and had tattooed on his ribcage, reprinted verbatim:

Daddys little girl, The most precious person in my life

I cant wait until that first night

holding you in my hands

now its time to be a man

from your first breath to my last

I’ll be there for you any way I can

Your pretty smile will melt my heart

And your sad cries will always tear me apart

Daddy will be there to wipe away your tears

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And there to protect you from all your fears

Your sweet little laugh will be music to my ears

A beautiful gift from god to watch you grow through the years

There will be times when daddy is not around

He will be somewhere with his boots on the ground

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There so at home everyone is safe and sound

When daddy is gone baby please don’t cry

Because for your freedom my baby girl

Daddy will die