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Few can even come close to Donovan’s achievements

A recent contributor to this column felt that it was inappropriate to name the forthcoming veterans national cemetery in Pembroke after Major General William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan. After my own deliberation regarding his opinion and with reluctance to offend any individual who has served our country, I felt compelled to respond.

It is impossible to compare the contribution of this giant, native son of the City of Buffalo, who bestrode the world and left an incomparable legacy of courage and achievement of immense proportion, for so many years, to that of a supply clerk outside of any zone of wartime conflict.

Those who are unaware of the exploits of Donovan should educate themselves of all that make him worthy of even greater acknowledgement than just naming a cemetery for him.

Thomas M. Rapp


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