Re: Another WWII tribute photos & history
That pretty well wraps it up. I did not open and read his letters home until this year - he died in 1977 and my grandmother died in 1997. I felt I was violating their personal life until now. This has been a very cathartic experience for me getting to know a man, who died when I was in college, on a much more personal level. And I am pleased to know that I can at least pass on his story (such that I can piece it together) to my heirs.
If you have the opportunity to do something similar, I encourage you to do so! I wish I had done so sooner when men in his unit were still around to ask about him and their experiences!
For references I used:
Good Soldiers – The History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division, 1942-1945; Richard P. Matthews, 1st edition, 2004.
Personal letters, notes, photos, and postcards
Thanks for your patience and I hope you recognize some of the faces and places!
Last edited by geds; 12-23-2012 at 11:02 PM..