OK. So memory failed me and it was the assassination of JFK and NOT veterans and it was written by a very famous writer — Jimmy Breslin. I’m talking about “The Gravedigger.” Still hunting for the actual (powerful) column. But here’s a nice post from Poynter on finding the invisible. Good info to help you find actual stories….
Here it is. Powerful prose.
A reminder to always look for different points-of-views/perspectives/entry points when telling stories.