No, this is not necessarily Nintendo related, but it is a touching gamer-related story that I wanted to pass on to all of you.
British Private Richard Hunt made the ultimate sacrifice last week when his company was struck by an explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.
During a well-attended ceremony back home in Monmouthshire on what would have been the fallen soldier’s 22nd birthday, Private Hunt’s father, Phillip, commemorated the time they spent together playing Call of Duty: World at War.
Along with flowers and other items, a copy of the game was laid at the site of the memorial service. A handwritten not attached to the game read:
“Happy Birthday ‘Hunty’. Play you again one day. Dad.”