The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

The final salute


In November, a special friend of mine passed away. He was a comrade in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6125.

The VFW had the honor of giving him his final send off – with a 21-gun salute. What made it more endearing was his grandniece playing taps at the end of the ceremony.

H.R. (Bob) Herring, was one of 16 children, some of whom still live in the Platte Valley.

The first time I met Bob was at a VFW meeting. Dick Ament had invited me to come down and I sat next to Bob’s wife Bobbie. She patted me on the knee several times and said “I am so glad you are here. I have been the onl...

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Reader Comments

mwjones writes:

Liz; You made me cry with your writings about Dave Starr and Bob Herring but it was a good cry. Such wonderful tributes to two great people whom it was a pleasure to know. Thanks!


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