Ben's death had been recorded on paper more than twenty-four hours previously. But in the very late hours of July 19, 2009, Ben finally no longer had a pulse. The heart of a Ranger was still but alive and awaiting its next mission.
Will Lindstrom was only sixteen when he and his father left the predictable routine of their family farm in southwestern Minnesota and were launched, via the Transcontinental Railway, into the wilds of eastern Montana to find Uncle Amer. The year was 1919.