David Rhodes, on the other hand, was bedridden for weeks after the crash and stayed in the hospital for three months. His family declined to speak with the Weekly, but friends recalled David as a retiree who had led an active lifestyle, regularly swimming and playing tennis. They claim Rhodes never regained his health after Galiher ran into him, constantly suffering during his recovery. Rhodes eventually contracted pneumonia and succumbed to the disease on Nov. 3. His family buried him Nov. 30 at Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Portions of this story first appeared on the Weekly’s Navel Gazing blog.

Not the only thing that was lit that night
Beth Stirnaman
Not the only thing that was lit that night

garellano@ocweekly.com

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