Urban (Ben) Drew ("Detroit Miss") passed away in the early hours of Wednesday April 3, 2013. Urban will be honored at the Arlington National Cemetery. Donations / memoirs may be sent to Los Angelitos De Encinitas 451 Neptune Ave. Encinitas, CA 92024.
for those who may not know, bill kemp passed away in 1966, fifty years ago this year. like the kennedy assassination or 9/11, i remember exactly where i was and what i was doing when we got the phone call. he told my grandfather that he would never die in an airplane accident and, by god, he was right. he was killed in a one-car crash, driving a volkswagen, of all things! there's some sad, karma-laden circularity to that.