Veteran struck by T bus mourned
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The American flag flew at half-staff yesterday outside Melrose Towers, where residents mourned the death of a longtime neighbor, an 88-year-old World War II veteran and former prisoner of war killed Tuesday when he was struck by an MBTA bus while walking to a meeting at his local VFW Post.
“I am kicking myself that I didn’t give him a ride,” said
Marilyne Wild, 71, who was
returning home when she saw her friend, Minor McLain, heading out of the front gates of their condo complex, walking with his cane.
“I said, ‘Gee, maybe I should offer him a ride.’ But I thought to myself, he always turned me down in the past, he’ll probably turn me down again.”
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