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Eric Poole is a reporter and columnist for the Ellwood City (Pa.) Ledger, a small newspaper nestled near the Ohio state line in the heart of Steelers Country. He has a wife, a son and a daughter (so there will be some daddy stuff on this blog). A former steelworker and retired rugby player, Poole has a wide range of interests, which was reflected in the 2008 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association awards, when Poole won first-prize honors for best columns and best special project. His upcoming book, "Company of Heroes," due out March 17, 2015, from Osprey Publishing, tells the story of Vietnam War hero Leslie Sabo and his comrades. Sabo was awarded the Medal of Honor May 16, 2012, in a White House ceremony.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy 70th, Thomas Magnum

This photo, which appears in "Company of Heroes," shows Rose Sabo Brown, widow of Medal of Honor recipient Leslie Sabo Jr., during the national 2012 Memorial Day observance at the National Vietnam War Memorial. The guy on the right turned 70 Thursday.

Is anyone else who remembers watching "Magnum, P.I." feeling old right about now?

Tom Selleck, who played a Vietnam veteran on "Magnum," has been an active spokesman on fundraising efforts for the National Vietnam War Education Center and was a guest, along with Sabo Brown at the Memorial Day ceremony with President Barack Obama, two weeks after Leslie Sabo received the Medal of Honor.

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