Freedom And Responsibility
Last updated 7/13/2020 at 2:04pm
In 1942, my father and my father-in-law received draft notices informing them to report for military service “for the duration,” not for a few months, not for a year or two but for the duration of the war. Both served in Europe.
My father returned in half a body cast with severe leg injuries and a Purple Heart. My father-in-law fought with the units that relieved Bastogne and that seized the bridge at Remagen.
Meanwhile, my mother and mother-in-law stayed at home and worried if they would ever see the men they had recently married alive again. My mother worked in the defense industry....