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Des to the res­cue

I have a Des Wall story I would like to share from when I was about 10 years old run­ning around the pits at Lake­side in the early 1980s. I was check­ing out ev­ery­thing a kid does in the pits and took a short cut un­der the ramps of a truck and hit my fore­head on the cor­ners of the truck’s barn doors punch­ing a hole in my fore­head the size of a 10 cent coin.

With blood all over my face, think­ing I was go­ing to be in trou­ble, Des Wall helped me by tak­ing me to the am­bu­lance and led me through a driv­ers’ brief­ing of Brock, John­son, Mof­fat, Richards and oth­ers. They fussed over me, caus­ing this 10-year-old a bit of ex­cite­ment. My best mem­ory of that in­ci­dent was what a great guy Des Wall was to me when I thought I was go­ing to be in trou­ble.

This great mem­ory of Des has been with me for over 30 years and I was quite sad­dened to hear of his pass­ing a few years ago.

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