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In the USA we reserve the last Monday of the month of May to honor those who have perished in military service. Kris and I are both grateful no immediate members of our family died in military service. Three in our immediate family did serve and we honor them today as well:
Ron Norman, an exceptional basketball player at the Univ of Iowa in the late 60s, served the USA Army in Korea. Ron lives near Denver CO and follows his family and all sports. His weekly letters are a source of joy to us.
Ron Norman (Sr), Kris’ father, served in WW2 in the US Air Force. Ron had an instinctive defense of the freedom of our country and never lost his love of air planes. Ron was a high school teacher, athletic director and coach at Freeport High School.
Alex McKnight, my father, served in WW2 in the Army. He was also a high school teacher at Freeport HS in Freeport IL, a fixture as a Sunday School teacher, and he still thinks the Cubs made a mistake in not giving his grandson a spot on the big league roster.