Arkansas Watch — Changing of the guard continues

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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I traveled to Texas recently to see my uncle laid to rest. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and he died in San Antonio, Texas. In between, he lived a youthful life of adventure. He was 22 years old when the United States entered the second World War. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese. Though he was too human to talk about it for 40 years afterward, he met Gen. George Patton’s idea of a hero. Patton once said that a hero is someone who “makes the other S.O.B. die for THEIR country.” Uncle Roy made many Japanese die for the Empire of Japan, and when he got back he lived in a way that made his own country better.

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Opinion, Pages 3 on 04/27/2011

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