Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

Near the end of WWII on the Pacific front, my grandfather Cuyler, who was in the Navy, was stationed in Okinawa. He was a member of a PT boat crew that didn't have a PT boat. They were camped on the beaches during the late spring and summer of 1945. He was a creative sort … Continue reading Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

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I drifted up to the ticket kiosk. Black leggings, black and white sweater, a bajillion chains around my long neck, very dangly chain earnings, nose ring, all the black eye makeup... drifting in my wheelchair in the Army hospital. Cause that's how I roll.