68 Years Ago on Martin Luther King Day

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in 1940s Life, All Blog Posts, Navy, PTSD, South Pacific, WW2, WW2 Letters, WW2 Love Letter, WWII Letter | 1 comment

~Love Letter of WWII, January 21, 1945, and about General MacArthur…

Love Letter on Marin Luther King Day

Love Letter of WW2 January 21st 1945

68 years ago from this Martin Luther King Day my father, Morris, wrote about a mountain in a love letter to my mother, Arline:
“This is a rainy Sunday morning in New Guinea and I have a nostalgia complex so I guess I’ll talk to you for a while. A couple days ago I took a ride inland…Away up on top of one of the mountains we saw General MacArthur’s home. It is a modern palace in a tropical jungle. I guess it is something like this that doesn’t put him in such high favor with many of the men in mud out here.”

I walk my dog. I contemplate the letter. I connect with my father, across time, across place.

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