Monday, May 31, 2004

Mark talked to my father-in-law to let him know we'd seen the writeup in the Inquirer.

My father-in-law complained that the Inky had some of the details wrong. The camp was in Austria, not Czechoslovakia, and the division won three battle stars, not seven.

Still, I've seen the medals he earned (including the Purple Heart) and heard him recount many different experiences that he had during the war. Yet, he never mentioned (in my hearing) that he liberated a concentration camp before. I can't even imagine what it would be like to witness that kind of suffering firsthand.

Next time I talk to him, I want to say "Thanks". It's the only response I can think of after reading that writeup in the newspaper.

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