Monday, March 01, 2010

For Ricky Killed in VetNam

Ricky and I were Air Force brats. In 1956 we sailed from SF to Yokohama together. Although our fathers were stationed on different bases, we stayed close. He and I learned to rollerskate together at the outdoor rink at Grant Heights (Yokota). Before we left Japan for Okinawa, his family climbed Mt Fuji one more time. This time my mom, sister, brother and I went along. Our birthdays were only 2 days apart. He was killed in VietNam just after his 19th birthday. Our parents NEVER lost touch! Next month my family goes to Arlington to place my father's ashes. This is the first time I will visit The Memorial.

Had I known of this program, I'd have been wearing this KIA Bracelet years ago.

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