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By Clifton Savoy
Northwestern Class of 1967 

Veterans: Where do we get such men and women?

 

November 11, 2022



On Nov. 11, 2022, Seaman 2nd Class Bruce Savoy would’ve been 109, but his life was stopped at age 23 in 1936 – before his life could really begin. A cemetery stone commemorates Bruce’s young life and military service.

Hundreds of thousands of such military stones can be found in cemeteries spread across these United States ever since our founders gave their own lives, not long after Independence 1776. Some are in more private settings.

A few years ago, I heard the long-time Tallahassee resident, General Snowden, age 90-plus at the time and highest ranking surviving officer of Iwo Jim...



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