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Masako and Spam Musubi

5th Marines

Easter Sunday turned out to be a tough day – emotionally for me, at least.

But it was even tougher for a 90 year old widow of the Greatest Generation.

Marge.

Marge Johnson.

We went to visit her husband’s grave site…

Mr. Doreston “Johnny” Johnson.  Sergeant, United States Marine Corps.  World War II.

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As I was cutting down trees and chipping the cuttings in the backyard this past Good Friday, Marge’s caretaker drove Marge up to see me.  What a pleasant surprise – besides, it gave me a great excuse to stop working. I hate yard work.

After chatting, she brought up her husband.  It had been a year since his funeral with full military honors and that she hadn’t been back to see him.

She didn’t need to say anything more.

We agreed I would take her to see him two days later – Easter Sunday.

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    1. Her husband was a Marine who served on the Entreprise during WWII as a gunner on the ship.
      I have the DVDs Battle 360.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_360%C2%B0

      10 episodes where we follow the Entreprise through its battles in the Pacific.

      I knew a lot about that ship, but I learned a lot more and could related to Koji’s posts on Mr. Johnson.

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