Sunday, May 29, 2011
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.