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.