Sherman McCray is 81 years old. He was an Army veteran who saw the brutality of the Korean War, but he fought because he thought it was his duty to protect the honor of his fellow Americans.
In the post-war years, he married the love of his life. When she died, he tried to build a life for another. She, too, succumbed to the cruelties of age. A pension helped with some of Sherman’s expenses.
But over a period of years he began to feel the ailments and pains that take apart and disintegrate an old man’s life. After the heart attack and a gall bladder operation, there wasn’t much money left over.