For our readers who are country music fans, Chimesfreedom notes that Ferlin Husky passed away Thursday at a Nashville-area hospital from congestive heart failure. He was 85. You may know some of his famous songs, “Gone”, “A Dear John letter,” and “Country Music is Here to Stay.” Depending on your age, you may remember some of his television and movie appearances.
But you may not know this information about him, which is from Husky’s website: “Born near Flat River, Missouri, in a town so small it was prone to be mistaken for a fly-speck by map makers, he left home for a hitch in the Merchant Marines and D-Day found him under forty-eight hours of continuous battle-fire during the invasion of Cherbourg. He was later awarded a citation as ‘Volunteer Gunner’ as a result of his action during the battle.”
I did not know that he was there at D-Day. Most of what I know about him is from his recording of this song, “Wings of a Dove,” which is a country music classic.
Here’s to you Ferlin. May you be flying on the wings of a snow-white dove.
What is your favorite Ferlin Husky song? Leave a comment.
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