As in the book, he did serve in Korea as a tank mechanic and did, on more than one occasion, venture into enemy territory to recover equipment as depicted in the novel. Over the next few months, I hope to acquaint the book's followers with more details from his life that are injected into the story. He was a strong man with faults and frailties, like us all, but he loved his family and in his later years tried to make up for years lost to personal challenges. Today, I missed him a little more than I usually do and wish I could hear him say one more time, "Well my boy, I love and miss you." Me too, Dad - me too.
|J. Farrell Larsen (1931-2006)|