Bob Strait, 90

John P. writes:

I have nothing very intelligent to add to this story (“90 year old Bob Strait, veteran of D-Day, dies two months after wife’s murder at hands of savage home invader”), but I had to express how deeply sad it made me. To make it through so much and then die in such a manner at the hands of a punk is just too depressing. For some reason, the death of an old person in this way bothers me more than the death of a younger person even though the latter is in some way a greater loss, in terms of life expectations.

LA replies:

Yes, because an older person has largely completed the journey of life, is vulnerable and venerable and to be treated with special consideration, so in a way the murder of an old person is more horrifying than the murder of a young person.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 11, 2012 01:46 PM | Send

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