Lombard soldier serves as ‘pallbearer in spirit’ for grandfather

December 29, 2010 | By | Reply More

Lombard soldier serves as ‘pallbearer in spirit’ for grandfather

When I was a boy, I loved watching my grandpa, John Spartz, lead his VFW post during the Memorial Day parade in near-West suburban Berkeley. World War II was more than half a century over, yet his Navy uniform was as crisp as it was in the faded sepia photo of his graduation from explosive ordnance disposal training.
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