Leading, of course, to today's lesson:
During World War II, he served in the Army in Okinawa, Japan, from April 1943 until 1945, said his sister, Willamina Laughner.
Neat trick for a lad from Pennsylvania. The rest of the Army didn't get to Okinawa until April 1945.
What this looks like (this is a hypothesis; I wasn't there) is the sort of error known as a 2+2=22. Reporter asks when decedent served. Sister says 'April 1943 to 1945.' Reporter asks where. Sister says 'Okinawa.' Reporter puts two and two together and gets 22.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
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