WWII Diary Seventy Years Later
I thought this story was so interesting. Cpl. Jones kept a diary during WWII. His last request was that the diary be given to his sweetheart. The only problem with that plan was that the diary was given to Jones’s sister and the sweetheart never received the diary. However, seventy years later she did see it in a museum. You’ll have to read the story to see how it turns out.
Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the South Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.
Davis did get to read the diary — but not until nearly 70 years later, when she saw it in a display case at the National World War II Museum. Click here to read more.