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Title: Pilgrimage of respect
Post by: Oregon Bill on October 24, 2019, 08:06:48 AM
Had an errand in Iowa last weekend -- delivering a piece of furniture to my daughter and son-in-law. Drove 2,580 miles in four days. Went via my brother's place in Fort Collins going up to a small village near Ames, then slashed southwest via Dodge City for the homeward leg. With its rolling hills and neat-as-a-pin small towns, Iowa is beautiful, especially in October, if not so much in February.
On the way home, I stopped early Monday morning in a town a dozen miles south of Interstate 80 -- Winterset, the county seat of Ford County. My purpose was to pay my respects at a tidy little whitewashed house on Second Street a few blocks from the courthouse. It was here on May 26, 1907, that a boy was born to Clyde and Molly Morrison. They named him Marion.
We know him as John Wayne.

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Title: Re: Pilgrimage of respect
Post by: Major 2 on October 24, 2019, 12:07:18 PM
It was many years ago, My Dad worked with the Duke on "They Were Expendable"  and 20 some years later on "Green Berets".

Time and his medical conditions had changed Wayne , drastically ... but the Duke was still a favorite of mine