Within hours of the Tuesday (March 18) publication of myoundup letter to the editor, Ieceived several calls. I was able to locate Vernon Kelly in North Dakota.
I informed him that his commanding officer, who served with him in Desert Storm, was looking for him to join in honoring a fellow fallen soldier. Officer Dorothy Fails died tragically 15 years ago in Desert Storm.
Vern was very grateful to be able to take part in this celebration of her life. It alsoeant a lot to him that we appreciate our wonderful American soldiers and that he is still a valued member of ayson's family.