Date: 01/11/2013

By: Kathi O'Brien

Subject: Friend not forgotten

I went to high school with Ron, was a year behind him at Madison High School. He graduated in 1965 and sometime thereafter became engaged to Sherry, one of my good friends. After he went to Viet Nam, Sherry was one of my bridesmaids when I was married on 17 Jun 1966. She was so happy engaged to Ron. Three weeks after she stood for me when I was married, she received the news of Ron's death. And her wedding dreams were gone. Ron, those of us who knew you have not forgotten.

Three years later, my husband was sent to Viet Nam by the Coast Guard. He served one rotation in Vung Tau and thank goodness, came back whole.

Thank you Ron, and all the other brave men and women who answered the (very unpopular at the time) call of duty.

You are not forgotten.

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