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Gone Wi-Fi Interviews Vet Leader Rohrscheib

DFO: Did you ever meet Pappy Boyington?
BR: I never had the pleasure.

DFO: But you did talk to the actor, Robert Conrad, who played him in a 1970s TV series?
BR: Yes. He had some good stories to tell about Pappy.

DFO: How important is it to remember military heroes like Boyington in this manner?
BR: I don't think remembering heroes is a problem for veterans, but I do think it is a problem for the general population and especially the younger generation.

DFO: Why?
BR: They need to be reminded of the sacrifices that have been made so they can live the type of life we live today.

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Question: Do you think the field at the county airport should be named after local World War II hero Pappy Boyington?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.