View Full Version : Lost a friend yesterday

05-20-2013, 05:12 AM
My old and true friend Alex passed yesterday at the age of 91.
Alex was a horse cavalry trooper in the PA National Guard when the Second World War threatened; he was accepted for pilot training at the age of 20 years and proceeded to get his wings and, eventually, to command a B-17 in the Eighth Air Force and complete 30 combat missions.
Alex returned to his hometown after the end of that war and raised a family, a hard working man and a good father.
He was of the "greatest generation"- typically modest, typically a gentleman.
Fair skies, Alex!

Charlie Two Tracks
05-20-2013, 03:36 PM
I'm sorry to hear that wch. It must have been an honor to have known him.

05-20-2013, 08:25 PM
Another Warrior faithful to End of Watch. Sorry for your loss

05-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Sorry to hear of your friends passing.

05-22-2013, 08:20 PM
One of the greatest generation. I am sorry for your loss.

05-23-2013, 07:29 AM
Good morning
It sure leaves an empty place in the heart. May God grant all surviving veterans peaceful days and joy in their hearts.
Mike in Peru

smoked turkey
05-23-2013, 07:59 AM
You are indeed fortunate to have had such a friend. I know he will be missed by you and those that knew him. He was truly one of the greatest generation.