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Meadows was shot in the eye during the war and the bullet remained near his brain until it flew from his mouth almost 60 years later. gucci handbags Peter Knapp, by this time an old man in Kelso, Wash., read details from an article that made national news in 1921 and concluded he was the soldier who shot Meadows at Vicksburg, Miss. He sent a letter to the one-eyed Meadows and the two connected. "As young mortal enemies they had tried to kill each other, but now, as aging veterans, they would spend their last few years as friends, exchanging photographs and wishing each other good health," Miller wrote. After reading the Mail Tribune article, Alice Knapp wanted to know where Peter Knapp was buried. She found his obituary from the Kelsonian newspaper, which said final services had been held at a Portland crematorium. She made a few calls and was stunned gucci shirts to hear that Peter Knapp's ashes were sitting on a storage shelf, unclaimed. She later inquired about Knapp's wife, Georgianna, who died in 1930. She was there, too. "I felt the ashes had to be buried or at least scattered somewhere," said Alice Knapp. "Not sitting in some storage locker." The reason why nobody ever scattered or buried the ashes at the time has probably been lost to history. A family friend, Debbie Peevyhouse of the California Medal of Honor Project, arranged to have them placed in the national cemetery. The hearse carrying the twin gold boxes containing the ashes arrived on a road lined with Patriot Riders holding American flags. gucci bags The speakers largely focused on what Peter Knapp endured as a soldier, his incredible reunion with the man he shot and his commitment to his wife of more than 53 years.