Dear Mrs. Kostanski:
Is is with great sorrow that I have learned of the
death of your husband, Corporal Stephen F. Kostanski.
Of all the hardships of war, the cruelest are the
losses of men such as your husband. The only consolation I can
offer is the profound respect of the nation he died to serve, and the
humble recognition of a sacrifice no man can measure and no words can
describe. Those who give their own lives to make the freedom of
others possible live forever in honor.
Mrs. Nixon joins me in extending our own sympathy
and in expressing the sympathy of a saddened nation. You will be
in our prayers and in our hearts.
Richard M. Nixon
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