As the many long time readers of this web site have seen, there have been no updates to the pages in some weeks. This is because Roy Bennett, who maintained this web site for some years,
has passed away. We celebrated his life at a memorial service on Friday, April 24, 2015, and he is interred in the Odd Fellows Pioneer Cemetery on Witham Hill Drive. We will miss him dearly.
If you, or someone you know, may be interested in continuing Roy's work on this site, please contact rdbennett (at) earthlink dot net. We'll see what we can do to keep his legacy alive.
Site Dedicated to the Memory of Eric McKinley, d. Iraq, 2002
Eric McKinley was our local connoisseur of ska music and cafe denizen whose unit
was activated and sent to Iraq by George Bush to patrol with inadequately
armored vehicles. When Congressional funds for armoring the vehicles were
diverted by the notorious Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska (later tried
on corruption charges), Eric's unit was reduced to using plywood to give their
vehicles some additional protection. When an insurgent's IED hit Eric's vehicle,
his horrified teammates were forced to watch as the heat of the burning plywood
began exploding the grenades strapped to Eric's body. Eric, you are not
forgotten and will live forever in our hearts.