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To the editor:
I was asked why we donated 100 new ball caps to the VA hospital in Lexington.
On his 80th birthday in June, my brother Jim said he wanted to do something to honor the memory of his childhood friend, David Bradshaw of Nicholasville.
David died in Korea and is buried at Camp Nelson.
David was black, and he and Jim hunted and fished together, as buddies do. Sadly, though, at this time in history they couldn’t attend the same school or church, eat in the same restaurants, ride together on the bus or sit in the same section of the local movie house.
That was a dark time in American history.
We are now gathering new socks to be turned in to the VA by the end of July, and we’ve started collecting warm winter clothes such as jackets, heavy shirts and sweaters.
I hope others will join in.
God bless David and all who have served.
Editor’s note: To donate clothes for the VA hospital in Lexington, drop off items at The Anderson News from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.