Through the Eyes of the Colonel – A tribute to my lifelong friend

This past week I received word that a friend passed away. This friend, Jack Leisure, became my friend in 1935 when we were both 11-years-old. Our friendship lasted all these years from belonging to the same Boy Scout Troop, DeMolays, and same classes in school from fifth grade to graduation.
The war separated us; I went to the Air Corps in Europe, Jack to the Marines in the Pacific. After the war, we lived in a town in Oklahoma, where Jack went to college and became a successful . . .