Monday, May 29, 2006

Happy Memorial Day 63 years late

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A World War Two veteran will remember his mother this Memorial Day after recently receiving a letter she wrote to him 63 years ago.

Raphael Shackleford said he was shocked to receive a letter from his mother last Wednesday, which was dated May 17, 1943. The letter was written to him as he set off to join the Navy in World War II.

The two-page letter conveys his mother's regrets of signing her 17-year-old son over to the U-S Navy, her pride in the young man he had become and some updates from home. Shackleford got the letter on Wednesday after his nephew found it in a box belonging to Shackleford's sister.

4 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

also had a note in there telling him he was 4-f...and didnt have to go to war...ahh,,too late..

dom said...

wayyyyyyy too late ! ( what's 4-f?)

yellowdog granny said...

means you are physically unable to be a soldier..like having flat feet, or too short or some disability...

dom said...

LOL reminds me of a funny British sitcom ,Porridge - During a health check Fletcher is determined to be diagnosed with flat feet & complains at every opportunity about them until:-

'Are you now or have you at any time been a practising homosexual?' asks the Medical Officer.

'What? With these feet?'