Friday, April 18, 2008

Andrew Garland sings Hoiby's "Last Letter Home from Iraq"

This is so touching and Garland sings it beautifully.

US Army Pfc. Jesse Givens died in Iraq in the service of his country on the first of May, 2003, in his 34th year. He wrote this letter to his wife Melissa, his five year-old son Dakota (nicknamed 'Toad') and his unborn child Carson (nicknamed 'Bean'). He asked Melissa not to open the envelope unless he was killed. 'Please, only read it if I don't come home,' he wrote. 'Please put it away and hopefully you will never have to read it.'


  1. A somber, but beautiful moment on the Barihunks site! Thanks for posting this.

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  3. I came here to look at the latest hunk, but this is the greatest treat imaginable. Actually, Andrew Garland should qualify as a barihunk as well as a deep, movingly gifted singer.

  4. Beautiful and touching.