Small world

In the age of the Internet, every story is a fossil, waiting to be unearthed.

Last week, I received an email from a woman in Las Vegas.

She’d read a piece I’d written in 2008 about Larry Dobbs and Frank Gonzalez, two Vietnam War veterans who had reconnected for the first time after surviving a mortar blast 40 years earlier.

One person who didn’t survive that explosion was Sgt. Charles Farrell, the woman’s father.

She was only 6 when he was killed. The family had never known the circumstances of his death until happening on to the story.

She requested contact numbers for the principals.

I hope she achieves closure.

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4 thoughts on “Small world

  1. Isn’t it amazing that something that is so relatively new has such an impact on us that we never dreamed of just a few years ago. Thank you for sharing.

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