Some of you will remember my cousin Dick who made a short lived big splash here a few years ago. He passed away on Memorial day. It was several days later that I found out. Which sucked, I was in Memphis weekend until Wednesday. Funeral was Friday and I could have easily gone.
Dick, not Richard and Dickie to family was a Viet vet. He did 2 tours there with the AF. He worked at and retired from a DuPont chemical plant in Texas City. His dad, my Uncle, survived the huge explosions and fires there in 1947. He, Uncle Gene, was a volunteer FF. As was Dickie and both of his brothers.
I didn't know him well, he was in Texas and I in Calif. He was 12 years older than I. After the 'net became available we got to know each other better. e-mail and websites in common.