‘I Sent the Pen-and-Pencil Set and the Purple Heart on the Way’

Babe shipped some valuables home, according to this letter. And he mentions some people I never remember my mother mentioning. Now, unfortunately, there’s nobody left to ask about them. Also, this is the first letter in quite awhile that doesn’t mention being in the hospital. Was he finally out? … More ‘I Sent the Pen-and-Pencil Set and the Purple Heart on the Way’

The Purple Heart Further Clarifies Info about Babe’s Death

I was reminded about the picture my son took on Interstate 44 of the “Purple Heart Trail” signs in Missouri, now that we’ve gotten to Babe’s letters in which he describes being wounded and subsequently receiving his Purple Heart. Putting together the pieces that I’ve gathered over the years continues to help explain more about how Babe met his end in May 1945. … More The Purple Heart Further Clarifies Info about Babe’s Death