On May 30, 2004, my grandfather, Charles Forrester wrote this about his time in the Army in WWII. It is the last record I can find of his service, after contacting the government military records management office, it turns out they lost millions of records in a fire in the 70’s (paper records) and they all burned. My grandpa’s was one of them. My grandmother is still looking for other stuff from his military career, like discharge papers, etc. I’ll post them if I find them.
Charlie Reese was a journalist who wrote for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 – 2001. He had a column that he wrote three times a week that was syndicated to other newspapers nationwide. He first wrote this article in the 1980’s, and has updated it many times over the years. Even today, nearly 30 years later, his article remains true.