A Hero of Humanity Passes

A Hero of Humanity Passes


And then there were none. On 20 February the last man to win the medal of Honor in the Normandy invasion passed over, I thought I heard some faint bugles on the wind that day. Like nearly every man wearing that blue ribbon around his neck, he was a good man, and we are lucky enough to have a man who was his friend to tell us about him. Jeff Carter writes on Points and Figures, here is his story

May 7, 1921, February 20, 2014.  Two dates.  Birth and death.  Those were the days my friend Walt Ehlers was born, and when he died.  Dates don’t tell you much.  The wake of Walt’s life is wide indeed.Walt was the first Medal of Honor recipient I ever met.  Of course, you are supposed to be impressed by a MOH recipient.  After all, they didn’t receive the nation’s highest…

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