Tuesday, February 24, 2004

This is my father-in-law, Al Hobson, taken in 1942. He fought in WWII as a tank commander in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. He was in the 3d Wave at Normandy. Like most veterans of war, he rarely spoke of his experiences and never with specificity. The highest compliment that can be shared is that in spite of his challenges and failures, his successes and weaknesses, that he is a committed Christian. He is in the last moments of his life as I write this, dying of cancer ... my wife is with him but I cannot be. I have sat staring at the screen for quite a while. No words. Perhaps another time.

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