I hope those surviving today are healthy and happy on this 70th anniversary.
In TWILIGHT OF MEMORY my hero, a soldier in the 10th Division, 86th Regiment, was gravely wounded in the Riva Ridge/Mt. Belvedere fighting. He spent almost three months in a coma. Thus, he was unaware when the fighting ceased. Here is an excerpt from several weeks later when, after regaining consciousness, he learned of the end of the war and other world events he had 'slept' through. Henry is being cared for in an Italian Villa by English and Italian medical personnel. He has asked his English nurse Daisy to tell him about the end of the war and his Division.
Henry is speaking: "Tell me about the end of the war. I feel like I must be the only person on earth who doesn’t know that. It makes me feel foolish and somewhat useless.”
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