Eulogy, poetry, and other readings

"Elegy for Francis"
On the First Anniversary of His Death
By Bob Sommer
"the presence of your absence"

"During our 2006-2007 tour in Afghanistan,
he was one of our strongest, toughest and best Team Leaders."

Francis and SSG Matt McKenzie
at the Fort Drum Military Ball
Kansas City Star: "Remembering Homeless Veterans"
Bob's article about Francis and the Kansas City VA
Published November 7, 2011

 Tecumseh's "Attitude toward Death"
A reading from Francis's funeral service
"Live your life that the fear of death
can never enter your heart."

"Sergeant Francis," by Natasha
Tribute to Francis in the Kansas City VA's HUD/VASH
newsletter, written by a veteran in the program: "It would have
been an honor standing watch with Sergeant Francis."