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Old Soldiers Never Die…

Posted: June 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

We are saddened to have to report that 111th veteran Osborne Eastwood passed away two days ago in Arkansas. His niece Carolyn sent us this message:

“I wanted to let you know that Uncle Osborne passed yesterday at 8:05. He was clear and speaking to us until the end. His caregivers loved him and repeatedly told me how sweet he was. It is such a huge feeling of loss at this moment, however I know he is no longer in pain. He will be having a military service on Thursday at a private cemetery. All of his family will be present, as they were in his final days.”

Carolyn, many thanks for letting us know. Please pass along our sincere sympathy to his friends and family. He was part of an amazing WWII ordnance company and will be long remembered.

The unit’s commanding officer, Art Brooks, is the last surviving 111th member of the original five men we found in 2013-14. He is 100 years old and doing well. In April, he and Osborne spoke by phone on Osborne’s birthday, as we reported in our last posting.