I don't understand why Ray Sypniewski has not received more recognition in the local area. After all, he was the first man to give up his life as a fatality in the Korean War. Back in the 1980's I received a communication from Harry Sypniewski advising me of Ray's ultimate sacrifice. I immediately wrote the column above in honor of one of my childhood friends. A tear comes to my eye as I remember how Mom Glover observed that he was such a polite and very good looking boy. Ray was a hero and I was privileged to be his and the Sypniewski family's friend.