Drew County lost another great native son this weekend with the passing of Mr. Homer Pace. This narrative begins with his military service among the “greatest generation” during WWII and continues until about 10 years ago. Like most of his generation, he didn’t feel like a hero and was rather modest about his war experiences. Yet he was as were they all. Here is Mr. Homer’s story as he related it to me. May it serve as a tribute to a great American.