billryan
billryan
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SOOPOOrdw4potus
March 7th, 2019 at 11:06:47 AM permalink
When I moved here two and a half years ago, one of the first things I did was some volunteer work at a nearby old age home. It was pretty simple, I'd read the sports pages out loud to a group of older men and we'd talk sports. One of them I took a liking to. He was a Korean War vet, born in Brooklyn and tough as nails. He was a no nonsense guy who had no trouble expressing his many dislikes.
He got sick about a year ago and his daughter transferred him somewhere else. I found out today that he passed away a few weeks ago.
This is in his honor.

No, he won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary , very quiet sort of life. He held a job and
raised a family, going on his way, and our world is a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
If we cannot do him honor, while he's here to earn the praise,
then let us give him homage, at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline, in the paper that will say
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING
FOR A VETERAN DIED TODAY.
Author Unknown.

Godspeed, Mr K.
AZDuffman
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March 7th, 2019 at 12:26:22 PM permalink
Sad to see these guys go. My poker game lost an old vet, we are not sure if he was Korea or very early Vietnam. Guy was a force at the local VFW. I was upset that I did not know he went until after the wake.
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing
RonC
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March 7th, 2019 at 1:32:19 PM permalink
Thank you for remembering him here.

RIP.

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