Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Marine makes patriotic tribute each night in Galveston

GALVESTON – The sights and sounds on Galveston Island are punctuated these days by a patriotic tribute thanks to a Marine taking on one last mission.

“And this started almost four years ago, I guess,” said Guy Taylor. “Doing taps at sunset.”

For Taylor, now 83 years old, it all comes down to Cpl. Dave Champagne, a fellow Marine he served with during the Korean War.

“He was from Providence, Rhode Island. He and I were good friends,” Taylor said.

He pointed to a picture taken 10 days before their squadron was ordered to take hill 105. Champagne never made it out alive.

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