Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lest we forget

These days, soliders killed in combat earn a flash of their name on national TV. That may have had an impression earlier, but most seem to tune out those memorials any longer.

I doubt there is any official count like this, but in what foreign conflict did Pittsburgh contribute the highest percentage of killed in action? I am pretty sure it was the Battle for Vera Cruz in 1914. On April 22, 1914 Seaman Francis Patrick Delowry, USN of Lawrenceville became one of only 22 who would be killed during the brief occupation of the Mexican port.

Memorial Day is coming up.


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