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Do not forget your own

November 16, 2011
Submitted by Cliff Brown
Dear Mom and Dad,

The war is done, my task is through. Mom, there’s something I must ask of you. I have a friend, O such a friend, he has no home you see and so Mom I’d really like to bring him home with me.



Dear Son,

We don’t mind if someone came home with you. I’m sure he could stay perhaps a week or two.



Dear Mom and Dad,

There’s something you must know. Now don’t be alarmed. My friend in battle was recently shot and now he has no arm.



Dear Son,

Don’t be afraid to bring him home with you. Perhaps he could stay a day or two.



Dear Mom and Dad,

Mom, he’s not just a friend, he’s like a brother too. That’s why I want him home with us and like a son to you. Before you give your answer, Mom, I really don’t want to beg: but my friend, in battle, was recently wounded and also lost his let.



Dear Son,

It hurts so much to say the answer must be no. For Dad and I have no time for a boy who is crippled so.



So months went by and a letter came, it said their son had died. Whey they read the cause of death, the shock was suicide.

Days later when the casket came, draped in the Army’s flag, they saw their son lying there without an arm — without a leg.



Anonymous, from the Auxiliary News, Department of the New York VFW.

Submitted by Cliff Brown

Mayville VFW life member
 
 
 

 

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