Duane A. Ose , Brother age 67 Fed. Homesteader, AK.
(Center of Alaska)
Mt. McKinley -- View from my Alaska Home
I, Duane Ose , was once the "Scout Master" for Troop 217, for Wood Lake area, Mn. During a big weekend event Mike assisted me at Hawk Creek, in Renville Co., with 16 scouts. During that time, my brother, Mike, saved a Scout from drowning. I confess now we kept it quiet, not wanting to scare the parents. Michael, never received credit for saving the Scout's life . I apologize Mike. You are a hero and always will be. Ask any Wood Lake Scout, for the life saved, that day. The secret is now been told. Sorry my brother. Much love, Duane
On a lighter side, this happened during our youth, Mike being 9 years younger then I. Our parents were off somewhere, and I left Mike with a verbal message to pass on to Mom and Dad, that I went to the rocks or the valley to overnight camp by myself and our dog Ike (named for our then President).
You guessed it. Mike, failed to pass on the message. That night high up over looking the area, by a warm camp fire and my dog, Ike, I began to see a lot of headlights streaming down the road. I thought, "Where's the party?" After some time watching this and hearing honking horns, I made my way to the road and stopped a car to ask, "What's all the fuss?" It was Mr. and Mrs. Leo Worscher, nearby farmers. They were so very glad to see me. Seems the whole town of Echo was looking for me. Mom and Dad didn't know whether to love me or spank me. But I did have words with Mike.
I will always love my brother.