Ed McDonald, aka "Cherry Boy," had one job to do to make his shipmates happy; become a real man. There was a catch Ed couldn't reveal, but eventually he lived a life free of secrets.
This story first appeared in the Kitsap Sun in October of 2015 and received first place in Personalities Reporting from the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It was well deserved. In addition to the story, you can find more pictures of Ed when you go to the link.
By request, Andrew Binion, the story's author, read this piece at Story Night on February 2, 2017. The night's themes were numerous, all coming from the book A Sudden Light by Garth Stein.
Thank you for listening, we look forward to hearing your story.