Skip to comments.For WWII soldier's widow, a 60-year mystery finally solved
Posted on 06/10/2012 2:39:20 PM PDT by LTC.Ret
Peggy Harris of Vernon, Tex. never got a knock at the door, never got a telegram, never got anything definitive explaining what happened to her husband Billie during World War II. And so, in the absence of answers, she has remained dutiful to this day. . . .
Wrote repeatedly, in fact, asking for any information about the fate of her husband. The last letter, in 2005, was directed to Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, who also happens to be vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. . . .
Note: After this story aired, Rep. Thornberry's office issued an apology for "mishandling" of information relating to Harris' case.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Rep. Mac Thornberry's FaceBook page is now unavailable.
Thanks for posting this story. They just don’t make people like this anymore.
Oh, what a sad and astonishing story!
God bless that dear lady’s heart and her husband’s ultimate sacrifice for our country.
PING! Watch the video report at the link.
That tugs at my heart.
Mac is not innocent in this matter. If all the family had to do was look at his service record, then that’s all Mac had to do. He runs the Armed Services Committee for goodness sakes.
He is my Congresscritter and he will answer for this.
“Billie was married to me all of his life, and I choose to be married to him all of my life,” Harris said.
That was very nice..........
Regardless of party, he needs to retire or be retired.
PS For those unfamiliar with the terminology, in order of significant impact...
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That won’t happen. This is about the most conservative part of Texas and he never gets a serious opponent.
I can’t stand the guy, he’s there just to be there. “Goes along to get along”. :-/
Thank you for posting their picture.Makes me sad for the lady.
That’s what primaries are for.
Oh, me, too. Bless her heart. Such a pretty girl and a faithful one, too.
keep birds out of this mess.
you need to use ewes.
u not w
A truly handsome couple. Such a shame.
I can’t help but think of their family that never was (and so many others like them).
My grandfather served in the Naval Pacific Theater, and he made it home. He is now 86. He and my grandmother had three children. My Mom was one of them.
We just can’t fully imagine the scope of the loss of war.
You forgot TARFU, Toaally And Royaly F’d Up
I find this story to be so heart-warming, despite the laziness of the politician. She never re-married? WOW. Now that is a cool lady. I think I am sad that I never met a lady like that. lol.
Be sure and also contact Howard "Buck" McKeon...he's the Chairman, and my former congressman.
Take it to the top.
It looks like CBS News has posted a longer and less edited version, and the last few minutes are worth watching the first part over again!!!
P.S. -— Kleenex is a good idea!!!
what a wonderful timeless story; mark for reference.
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