A Pilot Finally Found

Dedicated to Lt. Richard S. Ryrholm, Jr.
After close of World War II,
Although it took sixty-seven years,
Today they laid his remains to rest:
Charred and fractured bones,
Rusted pocket-knife,
Wristwatch with missing hands,
Gold ring and tarnished set of pilot wings.
Long wait of family has finally ended.
Although survivors never knew him,
Now they know his resting place.
They wept, without fully knowing why.
May he rest in peace….


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