Goodwin had been officially classified as missing in action until DNA tests recently confirmed that the remains of a sailor killed in the Japanese attack that began World War II were indeed his.
The obituary of Clifford Goodwin was the most visited post on any of my blogs this week.
His life story is one of more than 7,000 obituaries that have appeared in Inside Joplin Obituaries since it launched in November 2013. Number 7,000 was posted Friday.
A look into the more recent past finished fourth on the Turner Report this week. I shared the blog's coverage of the Newtonia Tornado of May 10, 2008 on its 10-year anniversary on Facebook earlier this week and several of you checked it out.
Two of the top 10 posts on the Turner Report dealt with my deletion of comments from the blog and a reader's heated response to that decision.
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Links to this week's top Turner Report, Inside Joplin, and Inside Joplin Obituaries posts are feated below:
The Turner Report
1. Jealous reader to Turner: A "huge majority" of the people despise you and you have literate enemies
2. Undermanned Joplin Police Department may start cutting services
3. Blunt says whether Trump is telling the truth or not is unimportant
4. Newtonia: The day after
5. Why I deleted 30+ comments this week, latest Turner Report/Inside Joplin news and top posts for the week
6. In jailhouse letter, accused Jayda Kyle killer says, "I've never been a part of something so wrong and so corrupt
7. Request for speedy trial for accused Jayda Kyle killer withdrawn
8. Ed Emery boosts bill that turns Missouri workers into at-will employees
9. Pineville man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for meth conspiras Mcy
10. Missouri lawmakers vote to provide stable funding for higher education, MSSU to get one-time $2 million allocation
1. Interrupted drug deal at Dollar General parking lot on 15th results in felony arrest
2. Sixteen-year-old taken into custody after bomb threat forces evacuation of Neosho High School
3. Twelve-year-old Neosho boy seriously injured in ATV accident
4. Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions
5. Neosho man killed in motorcycle accident on 59
6. Baxter Springs man wanted on felony meth charge
7. Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests
8. Joplin Police Department Arrests May 9-10
9. Carl Junction woman injured as car crashes into her as she pulls over for funeral procession
10. Joplin Police Department Arrests May 8-9
Inside Joplin Obituaries
1. Clifford Goodwin
2. Mark Lynch
3. Bryan Lane
4. Rebecca Faulk
5. Karen Brust
6. Kelly Post
7. Dianna Green
8. Betty Howard
9. Corky Stephens
10. Alan Langel