“The soldier does not fight for hate of the enemy or what is in front of him, but for love of his brothers and what's behind him.”
William Cuthbertson, just 28 years old in the Summer of 1942, had a lot behind him to fight for. He had recently married his fiancé, Dorothy Nuechterlein, in April. Little did he know, but Dorothy would have a child 9 months later. He had friends and family in Michigan, not to mention the brothers serving in close proximity on the submarine, the Grunion.
History is often painted with blurred lines, but it's not always presented that way. Textbooks attempt to correct our vision of the past, but sometimes, their prescription isn’t always correct.
“Hey Heidi, I need to know more about a building on Main Street.”
“Talk to Mary,” Heidi says.
I look over at Mary. “Mary, what can you tell me about the old brick building up for sale on Main Street?”
“You mean the one that used to be next to the Gugel Bros. store?” she replies.
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