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] Date Posted:09:10:17 06/01/16 Wed In reply to:
's message, "Photo Post of June 1, 2016" on 01:21:08 06/01/16 Wed
>I noticed the photo post of June 1st of an older man
>carrying small American flags to place by the
>tombstones for Memorial Day. The tombstone in the back
>had the name Boies on it. The name seemed familiar.
>There was a minor character in Bradford Speedway named
>Don Boies. He was a young man who was an auto shop
>student of Mel Austin and later a racer at the
>Speedway after Mel and Arlene took over the track. He
>later was killed in Vietnam. Mel gave an annual trophy
>in memory of him to the best racer.
>Wes, I know you like to have fun with your readers
>from time to time. Was that tombstone in memory of
>someone named Boies who died in Vietnam as a Memorial
No. Boies was a name I grabbed out of midair for Bullring 2, but it's a common local name so you can tell what air I grabbed it from. But thanks for thinking about it. I take Memorial Day seriously.