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In honor of Peter Lynch, Army - Served in World War II
Hometown: Minneapolis
(Submitted October 31, 2008 by Laurel Resman)

My Dad served and during his service his first born son died as an infant. Dad was stationed in Texas and Mom was here in Minneapolis working. Dad had to come home for the funeral of his 4 month old first born son.  He and Mom then both went back to Texas, but he had to continue his service in spite of his grief for the son he never forgot.  Money was tight so they had to borrow the money for Dad to come home from the Red Cross.  Years later Dad told me when things got rough in life he prayed to his little son in heaven and felt he had someone closer to God than he was to put in a word for him. He said he felt his son was looking after him in a sense. Now since my Dad passed away 18 years ago I appreciate his sacrifice more because he was unable to be with his son before he died and had to continue his service after, even though he was grieving.  I feel that I now have my brother I never met and my Dad watching over me and my family from Heaven.  And I want to thank him and all the others who sacrificed for us by serving in the Military.  As a former Navy wife I know it can be very lonely being away from family especially during the holidays. So voting in my Dad's honor makes voting more special, and I will be thinking of him when I do.

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