Eric's Heroes: A forgotten warrior's life remembered

It was just a cardboard box that was headed for the dumpster.

After a funeral, a neighbor asked if she might have the box.

She kept it for years. Then passed it along to someone else.

Inside was the stuff of a man’s life. The stuff of a HERO'S life.

His name was Jack Rowe. He is the Forgotten Gunner. He saw things and did things that we can’t imagine. And he wrote about them in a diary.

We bring his story back to life.

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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