A tale of two young black men

The guy on the left is Troy Davis who, after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon (with altered serial numbers) at age 19, killed a cop at age 20. He was convicted and sentenced to death more than 20 years ago and is still breathing. Enough about him.

The guy on the right, who must have looked much like Davis did when Davis pulled that trigger, is Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Lundy, Jr. By age 20, Lundy had enlisted in the Navy. He deployed to Afghanistan in July, attached to a Marine Corps unit as a hospital corpsman, and was killed in action in September. No doubt you’ve never heard of him, and you certainly won’t see anything about him on tonight’s news.

Here are stories from yesterday and today from one of the local Austin news stations related to PO2 Lundy and his funeral and burial today.

What a class act. And what a shame that so much energy gets devoted to copkillers and so little to fine Americans like PO2 Lundy.