In the back of Oakwood Cemetery is the veterans section with a Civil War Monument surrounded by tombstones of the veterans that so proudly served in the military. You will notice one marker is a lot cleaner than the rest of the markers. I don’t know who Ross F. Huffman is other than what is written on his marker and that he served in the infantry during World War II and that his marker is in a restored state and cleaned. My friend worked at the cemetery, and he told me that one of Mr Hoffman’s relatives was researching their genealogy and family heritage when they discovered they were related to Mr Hoffman. While visiting the cemetery, they painstakingly scrubbed and cleaned the tombstone. If you are near the veterans section and you see a marker that stands out among the other ones, now you know the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say.
P.S. I am not sure how much I will be posting this Memorial Weekend so if you don’t hear from me have a safe and happy Memorial Weekend and don’t forget to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
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