‘I love you, I miss you’: National Guardsman loses father to COVID-19, urges others to get vaccinated

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A sergeant in the US Army National Guard tells his story about losing his father to COVID-19. Now, he’s urging everyone to get the shot before the holidays. Vaccine events are taking place across the city. Those who got their first shot were paid $100. Which was very promising for Sgt. David Penn. “Get your shots. They work to protect your family — protect the people you love,” Penn said. Penn lost his father to COVID-19 a year ago. He was a retired police officer with a larger-than-life personality. We weren’t prepared, it was a shock,” Penn said. Penn said his father had not been vaccinated. While the heartbreak will never go away, he says he has hope on seeing people get shots. Penn hopes his story will inspire others to get vaccinated as he prepares to spend the holidays without his father. Penn said, “I remember how it affected my family, especially because it was December 9th when he could avoid going to his heart to go on vacation.” “It’s my hope that people keep in mind that the holidays are here, you’re going to be with your family, it’s your responsibility to look out for others who can’t find themselves.” You can get this vaccination. I’ve had it. I had my booster. You might be uncomfortable for a day or two, but you can let go of your heartache. I love you I miss you.”

A sergeant in the US Army National Guard tells his story about losing his father to COVID-19. Now, he’s urging everyone to take the shot before the holidays.

Vaccine programs are happening all over the city.

Those who received their first shot were paid $100. Which was very promising for Sgt. David Penn.

“Get your shots. They work to protect your family — protect the people you love,” Penn said.

Penn lost his father to COVID-19 a year ago.

He was a retired police officer with a larger than life personality.

“We weren’t ready, it was a shock,” Penn said.

Penn said his father had not been vaccinated. While heartbreak will never go away, he says seeing people get shots gives him hope.

Penn hopes his story will inspire others to get vaccinated as he prepares to spend the holidays without his father.

Penn said, “I remember how it affected my family, especially because it was December 9th when he could avoid going to his heart to go on vacation.” “It’s my hope that people keep in mind that the holidays are here, you’re going to be with your family, it’s your responsibility to look out for others who can’t find themselves.

“You can get this vaccination. I’ve had it. I had my booster. You might be uncomfortable for a day or two, but you can probably take your heartache away. I love you , I miss you.”