Thursday, July 5, 2012
Rita and her dad
From our friend Rita Cosby's Facebook page:
The 4th of July is a time to appreciate freedom and what it means to be an American. On this holiday, some very sad news about one of the greatest patriots I've ever known.
It's taken me a few days to write something, as this is devastating news for my family. Last week, my dear father lost his final battle to cancer.
As many of you are aware, my father, 86 year old Richard Cosby, was an incredible man - a former POW who escaped a Nazi camp in WWII, a seasoned marathon runner... and most importantly, a great dad and truly amazing human
Please keep my family in your prayers as we mourn this huge and heartbreaking loss. I miss my father so much already. Thank you for your love and support.
For more details on my father's extraordinary life, please see this beautiful story written today about him:
Also, in lieu of flowers, please kindly consider making a donation to the USO in my father's name. My dad was saved by US troops in 1945 and always wanted to give back to the greatest fighting force in the world, the American military.