|Allan Armstrong (#46912318)|
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On a trip home to Chicago, while paying respects to family members interred at Evergreen Cemetery, my mother - Dorothy, pointed out a gravestone and asked me if I knew the man. I didn't. |
Although Allen Schindler and I share the same first name, grew up in the same southern suburb of Chicago, AND both have single mothers named Dorothy, we went to different school districts and never knew each other.
I'd heard about his awful death on the news years beforehand yet I wasn't aware that we hailed from the same town. In the cemetery that day my mother told me about a movie made about his mother's quest for justice.
I was very moved by that and with the things we had in common. I felt compelled to take a picture of his gravestone. Eventually, I brought it here..