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Wendell Perkins
Re: Death of Ed Bale
Wed Jan 3, 2018 09:33

As much as I'd like to join you on your return to Tarawa, I think it's wise for me to decline. I'm less agile and more fragile than I was when I was with you almost four years ago. Now, at 93, it wouldn't be a very smart move on my part.

Best of luck in the recovery of more remains. Maybe this time you'll find the remains of my two buddies, Mervin "Monk" Galland and Harold Hayden.

  • Death of Ed BaleHistory Flight, Tue Jan 2 22:00
    It is indeed very sad news Wendell. Col Bale’s and your generation are better people then the current crop of people in America. COL Bale’s passing makes you the most senior Marine and the last... more
    • Re: Death of Ed Bale — Wendell Perkins, Wed Jan 3 09:33
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