LAWRENCE COLBURN

FATHER | HUSBAND | AMERICAN HERO

“The soldier, be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and the unarmed. It is the very essence and reason for his being.” 

               -General MacArthur

 

"No one wins in war, and civilians always suffer in war, and the only way to prevent atrocities in war is to prevent war."

"May we never forget the brutality and heartbreak of war."

"Mr. Colburn had “stood up, shoulder to shoulder with Hugh and Glenn, to oppose and stand down against those who were committing crimes against humanity.”

“Without his assistance,” he added, “Hugh might not have done what he did.”

-Trent Angers, the author of “The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story” (1999)