Several years ago, a small army-green metal box was found in a junk store. Inside the box were bits and pieces of the past: a few keys, vintage dice, a few scraps of paper, a homemade newspaper page, and a little black book. The little black book contained fragments of a soldier's life during the war in 1944 and 1945 while aboard the USS Refuge, listing names and addresses, references to Mom and Betty, port arrivals and departures, references to bombed cities and total destruction, mention of suicide bombers, entries of time spent in Europe and in the Pacific, then it ends... The name of the soldier is unknown. The ending to this soldier's story is unknown. Entries on this blog will coincide with entries in the diary. They will be made on the same date, more than 65 years later.
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