• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on One BU Professor Helps Another Bury a War-Hero Relative, 75 Years Later

  1. Tim is a cousin. Our Grandfather, Martin McGowan Sr, was Bill’s uncle. If there is a book, it would be Paul’s to write. His mother, Mary Jo, and aunt Pat carried the cross of Bill’s case for half a century. As a template, I gave Paul a copy of “The Patch and the Stream Where the American Fell” by Ed Sykes. It’s about his similar struggle to recover the remains of Lt Dave Dinan in Laos from the Viet Nam conflict. Dave was an MIT fraternity brother who we laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery in April 2018. I sent my DNA sample to the DPAA that Memorial Day, and with wife Pat, will also be there at the American Cemetery on Omaha Beach.

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