A Tale of Two Hospitalizations: Babe’s Long Stay During WWII

Contrasting the less-than-12-hour hospital stay when my daughter had an appendectomy against a nearly two-month hospitalization Babe endured after his combat injury when he was “slightly wounded in the right fifth toe.” Times have changed, and apparently WWII helped spark some of that change. … More A Tale of Two Hospitalizations: Babe’s Long Stay During WWII

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