GREAT BRITAIN: The Promise

When the one-millionth G.I. left Britain's Southampton for Normandy after Dday, wartime Mayor Rex Stranger was on the pier to bid him goodbye. The mayor learned then that Sergeant Paul S. Shinier hailed from a town called Chambersburg in Pennsylvania, that he had left behind him a young wife named Marian and a two-year-old daughter. At the end of their chat Mayor Stranger promised that if anything should happen to the G.I., he would see that the widow and child in Chambersburg were cared for.

Sergeant Paul Shimer was killed in action in...

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