|The Northville Record, October 3, 1968|
The first thing I thought when reading this was "It's 1968 and a guy is wandering a quaint city's streets acting peculiarly. He was probably just on acid despite his incarceration at Eloise."
A simple Google search likely disproves this notion and explains others that I might have had:
The name, dates and circumstances derived from scant information on his Find-A-Grave memorial suggests a whole other scenario. Lawrence Karsikas survived Vietnam but not the supposedly safe confines of Eloise. Considering those circumstances I probably should speculate no further.