Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Last Tourist Stop On Our Recent Roadtrip
Greene, New York was our last tourist stop on our recent roadtrip. We have a good friend who grew up and went to high school in Greene, New York in the '50s and '60s. Greene we learned was founded way back in 1792 by Stephen Ketchum and French refugees.
Here is a war memorial in downtown Greene, New York
Jack is pointing to the name of our friend who grew up in Greene. James Blakeslee saw action in Vietnam after college. He was on a patrol one day when the entire patrol group was hit by enemy fire. Nine of the ten soldiers died in the field. James was hit and very seriously injured but survived the attack and was medivaced from the scene.
Here is James Blakeslee's name on the local war memorial to World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans.