My Dad the U.S. China Marine

My Dad the U.S. China Marine

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Today I visited the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. It is here that Clarence Brodie Keith, formerly of Greenwich, Connecticut, is interred. 

He was my late-father Herbert Mead's best friend. 

Both were in the Battle of Okinawa. My father survived; Clarence Keith did not. 

Keith was killed on May 14, 1945. I wrote a piece about him for my Greenwich Time column 'Looking Back' in the late 1990s. As soon as I found the column I'll feature it here.