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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:35 PM
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Body of missing US teacher 'Monty-san' found in Japan
Body of missing US teacher 'Monty-san' found in Japan



The body of a popular American teacher known as "Monty-san" has been found in the tiny coastal Japanese town where he worked, more than three weeks after the country was rocked by a powerful earthquake and devastating tsunami, his sister said Wednesday.

Weve got a big hole in our universe here, said Shelley Fredrickson, a 44-year-old sales representative from Anchorage, Alaska, adding that the family was not accepting the confirmation of the death of her brother, Montgomery Dickson, officially until they travel to Japan, "for our own peace of mind."

The family received an email from the U.S. Consulate in Japan on Monday saying that police had recovered his body in the town of Rikuzentakata, said Gloria Shriver, Fredrickson's mother-in-law. Dickson's girlfriend, Naoko, then went to Rikuzentakata and identified his body.

The family knows little about the circumstances of Dickson's death. The last one to speak to the 26-year-old known as Monty was Naoko, whom he called after his students had evacuated from the school where he was teaching. Following evacuation procedure, Dickson -- a teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) -- then headed to the Board of Education office on the third floor at City Hall, which was believed to be a safe haven. Instead, it was overrun by the tsunami generated by the powerful earthquake that struck offshore.

http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/06/6419977...
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:36 PM
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1. More awful awful news.
I am glad he was found though. It may provide some closure, in time.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 PM
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2. somebody's beautiful son
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:13 PM by Voice for Peace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKlfG-Et9QM

sons of the sea, sons of the saint
who is the child with no complaint?

sons of the great or sons unknown
all were children like your own

the same sweet smiles, the same sad tears
the cries at night, the nightmare fears

sons of the great, sons unknown
all were children like your own

sons of tycoons, or sons from the farms
all of the children ran from your arms

through fields of gold, through fields of ruin
all of the children vanished too soon

in towering waves, in walls of flesh
amid dying birds trembling with death

sons of your sons, sons passing by
children were lost in lullaby

sons of true love, sons of regret
all of your sons you can never forget

some built the roads, some wrote the poems
some went to war, some never came home

sons of your sons, sons passing by
children were lost
in lullaby

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