USS HOUSTON CA 30
“The galloping Ghost of
We lost him to Kidney/lung cancer in May of 1995. He was such a positive person, and even found a way to look at the bright side of his imprisonment. He said he saw beautiful countryside he would otherwise never have seen. He told a story of a yak that wandered into camp one day, and how quickly the prisoners had it butchered and buried, before the farmer who owned the yak came looking for it. He developed a life-long love of food, understandably, and grew the biggest tomato trees I've ever seen. He helped me buy my home, and I was lucky enough to be with him for the several months before he died. He asked for our permission to pass, as his cancer was so bad, and told us how much he loved us, and then he died later that night.
Mary Dresser Boze, Daughter-in-Law