Last week, I wrote a blog post about Bob Strait, who lost his sweetheart of 65 years to a violent attack, in which Nancy Strait was raped and brutalized, and ultimately died of her injuries.
There was no media attention.
There was no outrage.
There were no celebrities pleading for justice for the 90-year-old veteran and his family.
One man wanted to change that, and I think it’s working.
Nick Palmisciano, CEO of Ranger Up, posted a YouTube video to which I linked last week, imploring the media to listen, and urging Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to help draw attention to the attack.
I did all I could by posting the story, and spreading the link to my blog far and wide.
This morning, I woke up to hundreds of blog hits, coming from searches for the name “Bob Strait.”
People want to know.
They are searching for the story and the name, and the media is finally paying attention.
While police and homicide detectives are working the case, Mr. Strait and his family are focusing on his health.
I can understand that.
The man lost a woman he loved for a lifetime, and now his kidneys are failing, according to the story to which I linked above.
I wish there was something I could do for Mr. Strait and his family. I don’t have a lot of money, and I certainly don’t have race-hustling charlatans to dispatch into the public to demand justice for Nancy.
I don’t have the power of the media or a huge audience like Colbert and Stewart.
The only thing I can do is encourage readers of this blog to not let Nancy Strait be forgotten.
So keep pushing, folks.
Just keep pushing.