A Lifetime in the Making

Published in the Crescenta Valley Weekly, Feb. 16, 2017

The first letter came from the United States government dated April 12, 1945:
My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, a brief report has been received that your son, private first class Samuel L. Anderson Jr, United States Marine Corps Reserve, was wounded in action against the enemy on 11, March 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands. Your anxiety is realized

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