Army & Navy - Lobster by Candlelight

Through the months of mud and misery, all of them dreamed elaborate dreams of the pleasures of peace. To 30-year-old Frank Lillyman, a captain in the 101st Airborne Division, the dreams became obsessions. On Christmas Day at Bastogne, he hunched over in the icy rain to scribble his dreams on paper. As he moved with the 101st across Germany, he kept adding to the list. It finally included every detail of a soldier's vision of heaven.

To Lillyman, thrice wounded and eight times decorated, heaven was worth a try. When he learned two...

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