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|02-25-2003, 11:27 PM||#1|
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HIS NAME WAS GORDIE--.
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(5/24/01 1:49:43 pm)
Reply HIS NAME WAS GORDIE--.
HIS NAME WAS GORDIE.
Sat Jan 13 02:53:45
A week ago Friday, I told you about a disabled
veteran, and that when I was introduced to him,
me he thought his name was GORDIE. A good
number of you
got back to me--some of you made open posts
Yesterday I was up at the same store where I
him--the day he had stopped in for his 'free'
slush--the day the store owner had told me that
mother stops by at random times and settles the
owed for his 'free' treats. GORDIE's mom was
to me yesterday by the store owner. When I
told her that
I was a retired Navyman, it was like the
been opened about her wounded son. Yes, his
GORDIE--he lives at home with his mother
cannot care for himself as far as making a
roams around the area constantly--comes home
darkness falls. He is perfectly harmless and
for himself such as bathing and eating. GORDIE
crew member on the warship frigate, the USS
May 1987, the Persian Gulf was a war zone
and Iran. Iraq fired missiles at the USS STARK
37 American sailors and wounding dozens of
GORDIE was one of the survivors and after
hospital treatment was discharged from the
to come and live with his mother. GORDIE's Mom
seem bitter as one might expect a Mom to be--in
seemed very proud as she told me the story.
the kind old woman, cheeful and proud, I
handsome brown eyes--sparkling and intelligent
noted this especially in GORDIE's mother, for I
how his eyes had looked--they had reminded me
brown buttons that you would see sewn onto the
face of a
teddy bear for eyes--dull and
there was noone in there. Now, when I see
around the mall area, there is a story I can
hook up with
the name--with the man--just perhaps in that
shipboard event, GORDIE had looked in at Hell
and he just
wasn't wanting to look again, so he turned his
off--made buttons out of them.