11 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: World War II veterans

  1. Kat January 5, 2015 / 11:01 am

    I’ve always found it exceptionally tragic when someone lives to a ripe old age and/or survives wars, and ends up murdered. What a world.

  2. Kat January 5, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Now, this is driving me nuts, Meaghan, I need some help with a name. I was thinking of an idea for your make a list, elderly people taken advantage of for social security, and there was one man I was kind of surprised wasn’t on this list too. Read that all if you can! I have a point, I promise. He was an elderly African American, I can see his picture in my mind, not quite sure when he disappeared, the 80s maybe? He was “living” with a grandson or nephew. The investigation started when it was determined he would be over 100, and still getting checks, but as it turned out he hadn’t been to doctor, etc, in decades. His “caretaker” said he was shy or used to working the night shift and so he only came out at night even though people where they were living had never seen him. Someone help me with a name, please? Was going through every man listed for the last few decades and taking too long…….

    • HennlyLee January 5, 2015 / 1:32 pm

      Ugh as soon as I read “people taken advantage of for social security” I knew where you were going … though I can’t remember his name either. Didn’t his grandson allege that he disappeared outside of a Deli or corner store or something – and coincidentally he disappeared when SSI was starting to question the grandson? Or am I mixing up with another case. I will poke around and see if I can find the name – otherwise it will drive me crazy! lol

      • Kat January 5, 2015 / 4:19 pm

        Walter Dunson WAS who I was thinking of, but I think there was another person who disappeared in the “well, they were right here and what do you mean SS was looking into it???” circumstances. If Meaghan hasn’t already done it, a SS scam list would be great. I’m good with details but horrible with names (see past postings lol) and I often mix two similar cases. Thanks for the help, I was scrolling cases on this site and it was driving me mad.

    • Sara January 5, 2015 / 2:03 pm

      Walter Dunson?

      • Kat January 5, 2015 / 2:37 pm

        YES!!!! Thank you, that was exactly him. I was indeed looking in the wrong place. I guess he’d be a list on his own, don’t know many other World War ONE vets that went missing. Terrible shame. And thanks again for filling in my really bad memory.

      • Sara January 5, 2015 / 10:56 pm

        Sorry, I didn’t see the post above mine when I posted originally.

    • HennyLee January 6, 2015 / 10:04 am

      I am the same way Kat. I am really good with details but names forget it. I always think I have it … I will be like “it was something like Sharon or Sheila”…. and it ends up being Edith! LMAO

  3. Kat January 8, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    You were both about the same time, and thank you kindly for saving me much more angst trying to figure out exactly what I was saying….I’ll have to remember you two for go tos the next time I feel the urge to mix up a bunch of cases! Seriously though, thanks to you both.

  4. Lyndsay Thompson January 16, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    You should do a list for Vietnam vets. I am willing to bet there are a lot of “voluntary” missing/homeless who fall into this category. There’s a huge shelter in Boston, where I live, for just homeless vets (I’m assuming vets of other wars like Korea/Desert Storm/War on Terror are welcome there as well, but ten years ago it was mostly Vietnam). It would be interesting nonetheless to see how many you come up with.

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