Martin C. Evans

A Christmas story

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I just talked to Jack DelMonte, of Oceanside, who told me he was a soldier with a tank platoon on the Rhine in the Winter of 1944 when he met an 11-year-old French kid who spoke English.

He took the pup under his wing, once giving him a ride to the movies aboard the tank.

In that harsh winter of that brutal war, the soldier and the kid formed an enduring bond.

They have corresponded ever since. Sixty-five years later, and they still send each other Christmas cards.

A tank, somewhere in Europe during WWII

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