Not much I can add to the story at the below link except maybe that it will or should bring tears to your eyes:
Sippican Cottage: My Father Asks For Nothing
I think you can gather that this was one heck of a man and one great American patriot. Wherever he is now, I am willing to bet he got there by flying.
All the best,
Flying Lesson #93 - Crosswinds in The Cold
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