Wednesday, November 15, 2017


She kept right on writing to her son even though the letters from him had stopped. She prayed and wrote in the hopes...
 that some would reach him.

She kept the letters that were returned and wrote more!
Three or more per week she wrote, as the letters came back, "Return To Sender"
"Missing In Action."

She never lost faith that her son was alive.
Even when she read in her hometown newspaper about his unit being wiped out!
The Times Herald depicted a somber story of the First and Third Ranger Battalions....
  fighting to the death of the very last man in Italy.

She held fast to her belief that here youngest son Roy.....
 was okay!

A shoe box full of letters from the past that she saved all the years of her life... is a testament to my loving Grand Mother  Edith C. Hill Badgerow.
As children, we are never told  the story of the strength, that our ancestors possessed....
or of the hardships they had to endure.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Every Day Is Fathers Day

Thursday, July 7, 2016


This copy is from Friday September 22, 1944

On November 9, 1861, during The Civil War......soldiers of the 11th, 18th, and 29th Illinois Regiments set up camp in the Missour city of Bloomfield.
Finding that the local newspaper's office was empty, they decided to print a newspaper about their activities. They called it the...... 
"Stars and Stripes." 

Stars and Stripes has been published a newspaper continuously since World War II. Their unique military coverage first became available online in 1999. 
Today........ Stars and Stripes operates as a multimedia news organization. They publish the Stars and Stripes print newspaper edition Monday through Thursday, a special Weekend Edition on Friday for Europe and Pacific, and a separate Mideast edition Friday through Sunday. 
In addition, they also publish several weekly and monthly publications and numerous special supplements. 
On any given day, readers and visitors number about 1.0 million.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Cost OF Freedom Is High

Please remember, not all were able to come home. Many, so very many..... paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Posted by WWII POW on Wednesday, June 24, 2015