Robin Williams, we miss you already. Thank you for all you did while on this earth. You made my life and millions of other lives a little happier and a little better. What more can a person do?
I served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. I was one of the lucky ones. I came home with no lasting physical or emotional injuries, but Vietnam changed everyone who served there. Living in a jungle half way around the world from your home as a fresh, young college graduate, responsible for a bunch of other guys, causes you to grow up pretty quickly. Then Robin Williams comes along and makes a movie about Vietnam. I laughed so hard at that movie and I cried at that movie. He had that effect on us.
Thankfully, in the digital age, we have 70 movies and copies of Mork and Mindy and other performances to watch and re-watch when we get lonely and want to have a good laugh or cry again. Goodbye, Robin Williams.