Monday, March 21, 2011

Trib: Mt. Lebanon man remains in Japan to assist with recovery

As thousands of people waited to flee Japan in the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami that created a nuclear nightmare, Matt Ketchum planned to stay to help.

"I've lived here since November 2009, and in that time I've developed many relations and attachments," Ketchum, 24, of Mt. Lebanon, wrote in an e-mail to the Tribune-Review on Sunday. "What kind of person would I be if in fair weather I'd readily participate in the give and take of friendship, but in the midst of the storm just pack up and leave?"

It's a 'Burgh thing, he said.

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