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Col. Archie Van Winkle Is Missed
By Stephen C. McGowan


November 13, 2012
Tuesday PM

On Veteran's Day we missed Col. Van Winkle, Alaska's favorite son. To his daughter for thanking me, for the Letter, you are most certainly welcome. The sad thing is that a lot of Americans only remember those who served, and those who are serving, on this Day. I asked a stranger when she mentioned the Marine Corp Patch on my sleeve if she had served our country in the military, she replied "no". I asked why not? She hesitated, and said, "That's why we have people like you".

To all "Veterans" both living and not, thank God for people like you! And a special shout-out, and up there, to Col. Archie Van Winkle, we know you are keeping heaven, a safe place for all who are allowed in. Happy Veteran's Day, Colonel Van Winkle, and Judy Van Winkle as well.

Stephen C. McGowan
Algonac Mich.


About: Served under Col. Archie Van Winkle.

Received November 11, 2012 - Published November 13, 2012

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