A soldier's story: 40 years later, family learns just how much ...

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News clippings, a Purple Heart, old photographs and so many letters they all helped tell the story of Lance Cpl. Full Story
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roger smith

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#23 Dec 1, 2008
George and I grew up together in tewksbury, I still remember when he came to school with this special hair tonic at heathbrook, we moved to reading mass, and both george and I became captains of the reading track team and he at tewksbury, we ran together in competition, He has been in my heart since his death, George came to me one day as if he was still alive, His father Ted looked me up after reading a letter I had sent to him from Florida, Ted came to my home and I shared that one and only since presence of someone who had passed on. his father Ted and his wife kept in contact all of these years,Love you George
roger smith

AOL

#24 Dec 1, 2008
After ted came back from Florida he finally met my parents on cape cod. He and my dad Walter smith were guarding the same troop ship,but on seperate entries, amazing,you can reach me at rg8sm@aol.com Roger
Nancy Savoie-Lawicki

Venice, FL

#25 Mar 19, 2013
George was a dear friend. I called his Dad "Uncle Teddy". We took Dance classes with his sister Diana, and played with his brother Teddy. My Dad died right after I turned 7. My earliest memories of George is of him mowing our lawn. He took it over when my dad died. He would get up early to mow. He never was asked, and he never took money. Just came over and started mowing it one day. When he went to war, his little brother Teddy was there that very week taking over. He never took money either. Teddy died an untimely death at age 15. So much pain for Uncle Teddy losing both of his sons. Yet he always had a smile on his face. The last time I saw George, was a few weeks before his death. He was on leave. He sat visiting at our kitchen table. To a little girl he was the most handsome man I had ever seen in his uniform. He borrowed my Mom's car so he could go see his
girl. The next memory I have is my mom in her closet getting dressed, crying. She was on her way to "Uncle Teddy's". She told me that George had died. For the 2nd time in my life, I lost a wonderful. I hurt that day the same as the day I heard my Dad died. It is forever a scar on my heart. I have never forgotten George. I wondered why someone that wonderful had to die. He was a Hero to me and my family long before he died. He was the finest man I had ever known. It still brings tears to my eyes. I still tell the story of George to this day. Years later when I brought my twins to Uncle Teddy, we still talked about both George and Teddy. I would love to hear from Diana, and her family again. We have so many wonderful memories. gidget418@aol.com

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