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By Daris Howard
Guest Editorial 

Father and sons across the boundaries of wartime


(This is a story based on what an older gentleman told me, with details about what using POW labor was like from my grandfather.)

The funeral director was finishing up the last preparations for John’s funeral when a group of men came in. There were more than 10 of them. What made the men stand out was that they were all about the same age, their hair tinged with silver.

The funeral director went to the first one. “May I help you, gentlemen?”

“Vee are here for der funeral of John Milton.”

“Are you relatives?”

“Ja. Vee are his sons.”

The funeral director couldn’t hide his shock. “I thought John only had one son who had already passed away!”

“He have only one son,...

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