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Letter to the editor: The lucky ones

A reminder

To the editor:

Waiting for take-out at KFC, I chatted with a gentleman who had a prosthetic device as a right arm and an empty sleeve instead of a left arm. He told me when I asked that he had lost the limbs in 1968 during the Vietnam War. I told him that my husband fought I Korea and a brother in Iwo Jima, and said, “But they were luckier than you.” He said, Oh, I was lucky.” I asked, “Because you survived?” He said, “No, because I married my lovely wife and we have our wonderful children and I would not have them otherwise.

I said, “What a wonderful attitude!” and left in tears.

We all need a reminder once in a while.

Barbara Nagle

The Dalles


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