In TIME, Jan. 31, you State that Marietta McGregor Payne, in announcing her candidacy for the Texas State Legislature, became the first U.S. hero's widow of World War II to run for political office. For your information, I wish to state that in a contested election, held in October of 1942, I was elected to the State Legislature of Connecticut from the city of Bristol.
My husband, Captain Edmund Peter Zbikowski (803rd Engr. Bn. Avn.) died on April 2, 1942, of wounds sustained in battle. He was a hero of Bataan...