Second World War: Brothers Met on Guam

Two brothers were reunited by chance on the island of Guam during the Second World War

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I'd like to let others know that it was a tremendous thrill to us back home that our two brothers met in Guam during the Second World War. Certainly a number of years have gone by, but I do remember this: John, older by a year, was in the Navy, serving on the SS George Clymet, a transport ship. Bud was a chaplain for the Statue of Liberty, 77th Division, 306th Infantry. 

The two came home to us. Of course, when Mom learned that the War in the Pacific was over, she expected them to come right home. It took a little longer, though, by several months.

Catherine Heaney
Chicago, Illinois


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