Edwards instilled in his daughter that she could do anything she wanted.
He taught her to work hard and play hard. After Paula found her father's World War II letters, she realized they showed her father's love for his wife, and their love created her.
Women and men of all ages, lovers, baby boomers, history buffs, and military families will enjoy reading this book of love letters Paul L. One year later Paul, a blacksmith who worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad, enlisted in the Navy 88th Construction Battalion "Seabees" to fight the Japanese and wrote Catherine almost letters, postcards, wires, and V-mail's from December, , to June, The attention quickly faded. He married at age 14, became a father the following year, and found work as a welder in a Houston shipyard. Neither his job nor his marriage lasted long.
At 17 years old and divorced, and with no service record, Graham was about to be drafted when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He soon broke his back in a fall, for which he received a 20 percent service-connected disability. The only work he could find after that was selling magazine subscriptions. All Graham had wanted was an honorable discharge so he could get help with his medical and dental expenses. I know they had their reasons for doing what they did, but I figure I damn sure deserved more than they did. Ten years later, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation approving disability benefits for Graham.
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