My daddy went away to war when I wasn about three or four. I remember seeing him in uniform walking down the sidewalk of Portsmouth, NH. Momma's tears ran like a river during those years and I remember every single drop. Daddy use to let us know where he was by writing his location on a small piece of paper, removing shoe wax from the can, putting the paper in the can and applying heat to the was to melt it back in the can. Momma knew he had no reason to send us shoe wax and got curious enough to dig into it. He trained men at Williamsburg, VA before going to the Pacific himself. He was at Okinawa. On the way home after the war ended he was sitting on ship deck when a man sat down next to him. He told daddy they were all so glad he was such a tough trainer at Williamsburg when they got to Okinawa. He told daddy he was the only surviving member of that group of men daddy trained. Daddy cried while telling us this story. (Joyce Wiggin, his daughter)
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