Remebering a local hero named Fred Jones

In the later part of last year, I was notified that a close friend had passed away. He and I had met at work, developed a good relationship, and by the time that we retired often met for lunch with our wives, helped each other on many home projects and shared a bit of beer.

It after he passed, I discovered that during his Vietnam War service, he had earned a Bronze Star. But, he was a person who modestly recalled his military service and gallantry as a small part of his life. My father was another such man, he served in the Air Corps during WWII and thought of his time served as only n...

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