Monday, November 10, 2008

Globe editorial praises the late Dick Ferguson

An editorial in today's Joplin Globe praises the contributions of the late Dick Ferguson of Carthage, who died Friday at age 88.
The time Mr. Ferguson, one of those who survived he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, spent telling others about that event is noted:

Ferguson, also the last survivor of a local breakfast club of Pearl Harbor veterans, told the Globe in a 2003 interview:

“Dec. 7, 1941, was truly a dark day in American history, and we should have learned a lesson from the sneak attack, but I don’t know that we did. People need to remember that the threat of war is with us every day.”

We believe it is fitting that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the area will say goodbye to Richard Ferguson in a celebration of his life.

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