My grandfather served in the Pacific...and so did just about every other family member who served in WWII. We have his letters, pictures, "V-Grams" and a few other keepsakes...but nothing like that!
I do have his medals and Bronze Star for bravery during a firefight on a Philippine
island---which is somewhat ironic (or apt) since he was a combat engineer rebuilding runways---he was "armed" with a surveyor's transit, an entrenching tool, and a .45 caliber ACP pistol.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. --FDR
I remember redwood trees, bumper cars and wolverines
The ocean's Trident submarines
Lemons, limes and tangerines
I remember this… R.E.M. 1988Cruel SummerMy Journal