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1940s bob and bernadette porter

“I’m Praying I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

At Christmastime 1945, the excitement of the season was doubled because the boys were coming ...

1900s-1920s mailroom

Your True Christmas Miracle Moments

  The Mail Train Brought a Life-Changing Message MY MOTHER told me this story from ...

1940s rdrPutnalHR

My Letters and Cigarettes Led to Love

IN NOVEMBER 1943, my boss at Grumman Aircraft in Port Washington, New York, suggested we ...

1960s longest letter october REM

These Sweethearts Wrote the Most Unconventional Letters Ever

On Oct. 22, 1960, two fellow airmen and I hitchhiked from our base in Wichita ...

1950s high school reunion october REM

My Surprise High School Reunion While Stationed in Korea

When I was stationed in Korea in 1952, I served with the 13th Engineer Combat ...

1950s piece of the past

Lucky Brass Button: From Custer to Vietnam

My family is full of arrowhead collectors who are always scanning the ground for interesting ...

1940s one cool cat october REM

My Dad Served as a “Black Cat” in World War II

I followed Dad through our basement to his file cabinet. He pulled out a large ...

1960s A Vietnam vet's prized lighter (reminisce.com)

A Vietnam War veteran’s lost lighter

David Gotham’s engraved Vietnam War lighter kept finding its way home....

1950s Marines got conned on the court (Reminisce Magazine)

1950s military men got conned on the court

An ex-lieutenant remembers the night the Marines met their match in basketball while serving in the 1950s military....

1950s Al Woodall is pictured with his surfboard around 1959.

My dad was ‘The Hero of the Lake’

High-flying hero Al Woodall earned the nicknames “The Human Kite” and “Hero of the Lake” when he saved lives in the air and water....