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The inheritance

A Father’s Day meditation on the invisible costs of war - and their family legacy.

By Thomas Childers
June 21, 2009

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My father Tom Childers and Willis Allen, my best friend Gary’s father, were veterans of the Second World War, prototypes of what we have come to call “the Greatest Generation.” Raised in modest circumstances during the Great Depression, with little in the way of social or economic advantages, they fought and survived the war, returned home, had families, and built ... (Full article: 2169 words)

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