Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Expanded Memorial Day

Okay Aine,
On a sad note, here is a story I don't know if you know about your grandpa Langley.
While he was in the European Theater, his father died of a heart attack. He did not find out about it until several months later, through mail because his sister Lynn wouldn't let them notify him through the Red Cross. Who knows why.  He was always upset by this because the RC would have allowed him to come home for the funeral.
He loved his dad so much.

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodness - did NOT know this. I bet he was upset. How sad. Might have saved his life though - it's my understanding that not many ships got past the u-boats. Maybe that's what she was afraid of.