Alfred Klinger: WWII Vet, Peace Activist and Avid Biker

My dad has a lust for life at 83 to inspire and often amuse all those around him. Formerly I dedicated a post to him including a slideshow that depicts his life post medical school.

American Public Media just ran a radio interview with Dad about his European bicycle trip. At 78 Dad returned to a bridge where army friends were killed in an ambush during World War II. His story was all news to me, since he never talked about the war, only saying wars are horrible and to be avoided if at all humanly possible. Once a patriotic 17 year old he was inspired to serve his country, the United States of America. On his bicycle trip at age 78, Dad was able to finally care for a 60 year old wound.

If you visit the program, find the “listen now” link at the bottom of the page. Dad’s portion is the first 20 minutes.

Hugs, Dad. I’m so proud of you!

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