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All Hands on Deck


Last updated 8/11/2021 at 10:11am

The older veterans were arrayed along the back parking lot, watching the construction of two tiny homes for Veterans Village. My mission, which I accepted, was to sidle up to one of them, the very elderly Frank, and see how I thought he was doing.

I reported back to Sarge: “Well, for starters, I couldn’t tell you the last time he washed his clothes or took a shower. Looks sad.”

Sarge nodded and stabbed numbers into his phone. I overheard his end of the conversation with his granddaughter.

“Baby girl, this is Granddad. You up for a spy mission?” He gave her the particulars, and whe...

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