Letters: Jun. 19, 2000

I cried when I read Tom Brokaw's book The Greatest Generation. I cried again when I read your compilation of last letters from soldiers [NATION, May 29]. I would not be here today were it not for the courageous and brave American G.I.s who liberated me from a prison in Manila on Feb. 4, 1945. I was a teenager and had been interned by the Japanese for three years. We owe eternal thanks to those cheerful, high-spirited and wonderful G.I.s who answered the call to arms. God bless them all! BETSY HEROLD HEIMKE Overland Park, Kans.

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