||From: Stan Oiseth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: January 9, 2020 at 10:07:34 PM PST
To: Mike Amaral <email@example.com>
I was just told that my brother Ed passed 5 1/2 hrs ago, at 4:15 January 9. He died peacefully.
Your visit to see him last September meant much to him and to me, and I have no words to say how thankful I am to you for that.
I talked to his daughter Kim. I’ll email you again tomorrow to let you know.As always,
ED & STAN
Active PD service February 1, 1971 to October 30, 1999
Ed was drafted when he was 19 years old (DOB June 25, 1947) , and selected to be a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team —the only separate airborne brigade in the United States Army.
The 173rd was the first major ground combat unit of the Army to serve in Vietnam, starting in 1965.
He hardly ever talked to me about it but I know it was a tough experience. There certainly aren’t smiles on the soldiers’ faces in the photo.
You are the best, Mike, for arranging a proper goodbye for Ed.