Farewell to a Hero
World War II Veteran, Duaine “Pinky” Pinkston, a Medic with the 82nd Airborne, passed away last Saturday. I interviewed Pinky earlier this year while he was staying in Tampa, Florida for the winter.
His oral history interview was the centerpiece for my panel presentations this year at the Midwest World History Association annual conference and the Oral History Association annual conference.
We first met in 2014 during the 508 P.I.R. Reunion in Dallas, Texas. Pinky was a kind-hearted gentle soul who saved many lives as a Medic, and he will be missed by all those who knew him.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.