A ‘Memorial Day’ Masterpiece

*UPDATED* The long version of the Washington Times article with photos is HERE.

I received an email several weeks ago from my internet buddy WARChick about a Memorial Day piece she was working on. Then, a few days ago she emailed me again to inform me that the piece I had previewed would be published at the Washington Times, both online and in print.

It is a fascinating story of the uncle of my dear friend Grandpa Bob, who served with me in the USAF. Of all the men that I knew and served with, Bob is the only one that I have maintained a close friendship with for the past 36 years. His uncle, Ricardo, served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

I first read Ricardo’s story four years ago and posted a thread of WARChick’s excellent piece here.

The article at the Washington Times is titled ‘KIRKLAND: Killed in Korea twice in one day’-(A forgotten warrior dies rather than leave his ‘fellahs’ at the front).

WARChick has been working on this story for twenty years. She has gathered information from any and all sources available, too include contacting Paramount pictures concerning the movie itself, which has not been shown on any screen since the 1950’s.

So, please, go and read this story at the link above. It is a work of love by WARChick and as strong a testament to the good character, devotion and selflessness of our service members, as one can find.

Have a great Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who fell in military service. And please, for this one day remember it is for our fallen, not for our active duty or vets.

At Urban Grounds.

6 Responses

  1. I remember it from last year. Never will forget it.

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