Friday, November 06, 2020
One of the not quite pleasant pastimes of this ancient is to look at the Vancouver Sun’s (are more people dying now?) obituaries and particularly the uncommonly large Saturday one. Today I did recognize one of departed. She was a sweet woman whom I photographed with her husband who had been the first allied soldier to hit enemy territory during the Normandy invasion.
It is always in November when one (I do) think of wars past and of all those long gone soldiers who gave their life. It was only a couple of days ago that I discovered this gentleman communist who fought in the Spanish Civil War — Arden Claude Nash.
In our family I believe there was only one person who died in a war. He was an officer fighting for Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
Originally published at http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com.