This is the letter that my great-grandparents received when my grandfather, Alphonso James Thornton, Jr. was wounded in action on the USS Cabot. His ship was hit by a kamikaze and he received shrapnel wounds.
I can’t even begin to imagine how scary that must have been to get this letter. I have a husband in the Army, so I can sympathize.
I am just thankful that he was only wounded, or I wouldn’t be here today!!