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Sunday, May 29, 2011

OWH-Any Hero card.



I sent 4 of these to OWH with notes inside. I posted it on Facebook but want to post it on my blog in honor of Memorial Day.

I have a brother, Donald, that died in a car wreck in 1961. He was 25 years old. He was serving in the Air Force in the military police and had been named an airman of the month. He was on his way home from the air base in Albuquerkue and went off the road and hit a bridge abuttment. He was only going 25 miles an hour. We always wondered if someone ran him off the road because he had made an enemy in his job. He left behind a wife and 5 small children, the youngest only 3 months old. He was buried in Boise in a military cemetary. A stateside hero. I will never forget the taps and the gun salute. His wife raised the kids and never remarried.

4 comments:

Melisa said...

What a beautiful memorial to your brother and his wife. Beautiful card, too.

Christine said...

what a beautiful card, with a beautiful sentiment. TFS i have this paper... might have to CASE this ~~ wink wink

Thank you for sharing your brother's story... Sorry for your loss. When I was in the Navy, we lost one of our pilots... those military funerals are super tough to go thru.

penguinpapers.net said...

Cora, this is such a striking card! Beautiful to look at, and a fine tribute to your brother. --Yvonne

Debby said...

wow Cora you never told me that before ,sorry to hear.
This card is really nice so patriotic and yes a tribute to your brother ,great job!