WW2 who was cremated and the shrapnel sifted from his remains. No Arlington plot for him.
"World War II veteran Ronald Brown, of Exeter, England, died last week at 94 and left behind a surprising war memento in his cremated remains: six ounces of metal shrapnel."
I note that the US Government has finally apologized to a late former AP reporter who was caught between Soviet chicanery and a German report of the end of WW2 in Europe. He reported it, and the government pressured AP to fire him.
I do love Nancy Wake, "The White Mouse", a talented killer of Nazi personnel having previously helped the escape of British soldiers and airmen. She's so like my Mother, and my friends' Mothers. Brits and Aussies, New Zealanders and Canadians were so wonderful during the war. And remember that Britain was bombed to pieces from 1940 to late 1944. If you want to know how bad it was, watch the original movie, The Lavender Hill Mob with Alec Guinness, and Stanley Holloway, and many car trips through vast bombed out sections of London. It was filmed about 5 years after the war's end, and there were still large stretches of London, Manchester Liverpool Birmingham Newcastle and Exeter which were utterly bleak stretches of rubble. Only Pearl Harbour, Midway, Wake, and the Aleutians were touched by the Japanese, none of them to the extent that almost anywhere in Britain was.
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