Thursday, March 4, 2010

In Memory

In May of 1944, a local boy, Joseph Obinski, was flying The Hump in Asia. His plane and all aboard were lost. Recently, (2004?) remains of the plane were found. Mr. Obinski's dogtags were the only recognizable remains. On Tuesday, with Patriot Riders, Air Force and Army brass, the high school band, and members of the American Legion, Joseph Obinski came home to Marengo when his dogtags were returned to his only surviving sibling, his brother, Eddie. (Another brother, a pilot over Europe, was also lost in WWII.)

Sadly, I forgot my camera, so I have no pictures to share. And, frustratingly, the local newspaper didn't see fit to send a reporter, so I can't even direct you to a web article.

But thank you, Obinski family, for your courage and sacrifice. The Petermans remember.

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