Dear Bostwick family, I am one of the those young kids Mr. Cookis talked about in his post. John and I were great budddies! We spent countless hours together as teens playing whiffle ball and just hanging out--he was a good friend--one that I will miss dearly. The last time I saw John was just after his accident that resulted in the loss of his leg. I learned about this while stationed in Korea, and I was very concerned for him--although we lost touch after that meeting, I had recently tried to contact with him. Unfortunately, I was not able to connect. John was a big part of my life growing up and I will miss him greatly. I will proudly always consider him my friend.