My best friend Jim's older brother died Monday. He had been in ill health for a while and was suffering from cancer.
Ronald was a Vietnam Vet and I met him shortly after I met Jim. It was the Fall of 1966 and we had a meal of ice cold beer and good barbecue. A friendship was made and Jim always kept me advised of what was going on.
Ronald is survived by Jim and a younger brother, Larry, other relatives and friends. A military funeral will be held Thursday.