For a couple years now I have read the story of Melvin Morris in the Daily Register. One of our country’s greatest heroes in my eyes. I can’t even begin to express the amount of pride it felt when I read he was from Oklahoma. Being from there myself, I enjoy seeing my home represented well, be it Mr. Morris or Jim Thorpe.

The selfless acts displayed by Mr. Morris, not to mention the courage and loyalty, are inspiring to me. The insane amount of pride I felt for Mr. Morris was quickly replaced with the extreme shame and guilt I felt for my actions.

I’m writing this from a prison cell in Huntsville, Texas. When Mr. Morris gave nearly everything, I asked myself what I had done? I had done nothing except take, destroy and hurt.

So, to Mr. Morris and the rest of society, I’m very sorry for my actions. Please forgive me.

Thank you to all the law enforcement, firefighters, military and civil servants who sacrifice so much daily for the freedom and safety we take for granted.

Charles Levi Miller, Huntsville