Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sad news

Regular readers of my blogs might remember me making friends with an elderly man one day when I discovered him struggling to breathe on my way back from the post office. I’m afraid to report that he died this week; he was 85. As I remembered he was a Major in the Gendarmes. He also fought in Indochina (Vietnam) and Algeria. I always enjoyed my talks with him when we met up.

 Here is some of his story.

4 comments:

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Anji,

Aw - that's so sad.

I remember my grandfather being in the war (he was a POW) but sadly I was too young to really appreciate his stories.

It puts life into perspective, doesn't it?

:-(

Cheers

PM

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Anji,
I am sorry to hear of the death of your friend. May his soul rest in peace.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Anji,
I am sorry to hear of the death of your friend. May his soul rest in peace.
Judy

Anji said...

PM; It certainly does put life into perspective. I'm glad that I wrote down what he told me - when I looked it up again I'd forgotten half of what he said

Judy: Thank you for your kind words