April 03, 2007

We must never forget

The oldest living Naval veteran of WWI has made his last call.

In 1918, a young man from the Ozarks lied about his age - he was only 16 - to enlist in the Navy and "see the world." He served aboard a battleship, the USS New Hampshire. His name was Lloyd Brown, and he was our oldest living naval veteran of the First World War.

He died Thursday at age 105, survived by three daughters.

As these brave men (and women) leave us behind, we MUST remember their service and sacrifice in the name of freedom against opression.

Else we are doomed to render their service and sacrifice fruitless in the long run.

Posted by caltechgirl at April 3, 2007 01:13 PM | TrackBack

Reverence and gratitude is felt here. A shame that you were the only blog I went to that made any mention of this, and I didn't see it on any news source.

Posted by: Erica at April 8, 2007 08:08 PM