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song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site.

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Renée Montagne is a familiar voice on NPR, having hosted both All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She is currently a correspondent and, with Steve Inskeep, interim host for Morning Edition.

Montagne has been associated with Morning Edition, and NPR's National and Foreign Desks, since 1989, when she left her position as co-host, with Robert Siegel, of All Things Considered.

Over the years, Montagne has done thousands of interviews on a wide range of topics: Kurt Vonnegut on how he transformed surviving the WWII firebombing of Dresden into the classic anti-war novel Slaughterhouse Five; National Guardsmen on how they're handling holidays in Iraq; Paul McCartney on singing the old songs; a Hollywood historian on how the famous sign came to be; poet Thulani Davis on writing a libretto in the voice of Malcolm X; and Bud Montagne -- her father -- remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Most recently, Montagne traveled around Afghanistan for a month, interviewing farmers and mullahs and women and poll workers -- plus the president and a well-known warlord -- for a series on upcoming elections there. This series follows Montagne's 2002 series "Recreating Afghanistan."

In 1990, Montagne traveled to South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela's release from prison. She continued to report from South Africa through 1992. In 1994, she was part of the NPR reporting team sent to cover South Africa's historic presidential and parliamentary elections. That coverage won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.

From 1980 to 1986, Montagne was based in New York, working as an independent producer and reporter for NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. For the three years previous to that, Montagne was a reporter/editor for Pacific News Service, in San Francisco. She began her career, while still at university, as news director of the city's community radio station, KPOO.

In addition to the duPont Columbia Award, Montagne has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists and Ohio State University. She has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Montagne has been a Fellow at the University of Southern California, with the National Arts Journalism Program. She has taught broadcast writing at New York University's Graduate Department of Journalism. She has a BA in English, having graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. http://www.npr.org/about/people/bios/rmontagne.html

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