My nephew Skip "Frederich" Borghi was my hero. He was a helicopter crew chief for two tours in Vietnam. He joined the Army for a three-year hitch in Chicago. He was awarded several medals, including a Bronze Star for heroism. Unfortunately, he while returning to Rockford from Springfield, Ill., in 1969 while attending an American Legion state meeting, the light plane he was flying had a faulty altimeter and he crash-landed in fog outside Rockford at the young age of 22. His passenger in his airplane was a 22-year-old Army veteran friend who died in the crash. Long live their memories!