Column: In Ontario, remembering a brother lost in Vietnam

Here’s the story of Antonino Ruggeri, a young man from Ontario who died in the Vietnam War. It came about like this: His sister phoned our newsroom and I picked up. She wanted a remembrance notice of some sort about her brother. She’d probably have been happy to buy an ad, but it seemed like a story I could do something with. We met at our office Jan. 28, I went home ill and pretty much stayed there for the next two weeks. But with Tuesday being the 50th anniversary of his death, I’m pleased to have this be Wednesday’s column, the first after my (semi-) return to work.

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