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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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It seems like a fable now

But it did happen to me many years and decades ago. My father was a salesman and I, as a young boy, was with him on one of his trips. We stopped in a rural area. The "corners" had been named for one of the residents on one of the corners of the rural highway intersection.
On the private property, there was a statue of a World War I soldier, helping a wounded soldier. It was so long ago, the former wounded soldier came out to talk to us. He had built the statue himself to remember what had happened to him in war and to remember the soldier who rescued him.

For years, off and on, during wartime remembrances, I'd think of that day. For years I would remember the happening, but had forgotten what they called this intersection.
And then a few years ago, my aging brain recalled the name.
It was called Quinlan's Corners, near Moscow, PA.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: It seems like a fable now

Great memories and thanks for sharing. Years ago, I knew this Vietnam veteran, Harrison Bell, a Hazleton native who was wounded in combat and had his picture appear on the cover of Life magazine. He's the one with the cup. He told me people thought he was drinking but actually the c ration can was where he was spitting pieces of his teeth and jaw. Unreal.

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Re: It seems like a fable now

my dad was a bombadier on a b17 during WWII and flew bombing missions over germany. he never talked much about it other than mentioning some cities he had bombed and that he had flown bombing missions to soften up D Day for the army. he died in 98 and took all those stories with him. the older i get, the more i wish i had just one more day with him to talk about that stuff. our vets are a special breed.

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