OKLAHOMA: Official Telegram

One day last August, a spry, 78-year-old Wetumka, Okla. farmer named J. M. Carter excitedly handed a copy of a local newspaper to his wife Martha Ellen. Their son, 19-year-old Pfc. James Madison Carter, said a news dispatch from Korea, had been decorated with the Silver Star, for helping to destroy an enemy tank. He had also been wounded in the action. Proud, worried, but in a way relieved in knowing that he would be out of danger in a hospital, they wrote asking him for details. This month their letters began coming...

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