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Wounded Korean War veteran followed his heart
reminisce magazine ^ | Hubert E. “Ed” Reeves

Posted on 05/03/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT by lowbridge

I, U.S. Army PFC Hubert E. “Ed” Reeves, a 19-year-old quadruple amputee, was flying home in a stretcher attended by a medic—but going home!

While visiting with my folks, a short note arrived in the mail from a high school girl, accompanied by her senior picture.

In the letter, she wrote, “I’m writing just to thank you for what you have done for our country and for me as a citizen. I’ve read in the newspaper of your amputations and write, not out of pity, but to wish you speedy recovery, knowing you will do well…”

This was not another “you poor boy” letter full of pity, the kind I thoroughly disliked getting. “This Beverly Hall sounds nice,” I told my family. “I’d like to meet her.”

On the other end of the correspondence, Beverly was at school thinking, What have I done—a note to someone I’ve never met? When I get home, I’ll rip it up.

At home, however, she found the note gone; her mother had mailed it. Never before had her mother done this.

(Excerpt) Read more at reminisce.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: korea; love; romance
Ed Reeves passed away on June 17, 2010


1 posted on 05/03/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

From the comments section:

Michelle Reeves Stewart

May 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

“Short PFC Ed Reeves”, as he jokingly referred to himself, is my father. A previous commenter correctly stated that Daddy went home to his precious Jesus on June 17, 2010. Readers need to know that Mom was by his side, and family members were constantly at his bedside in hospice. Daddy’s final words were to reassure us; he said, “Happy, happy, happy.” While death was near, he rested peacefully in faith that salvation through Jesus Christ would carry him home to Heaven. We haven’t “lost” our father, because of shared faith, we know exactly where he is – and that we will join him, at our lives’ end. This love story has an Eternally Happy Ending.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Thanks for posting. What a great story. The comment at the link from his niece is also very touching.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 4:41:18 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: lowbridge

THAT STORY MAKES MY DAY IN EVERY WAY!! I have NOTHING to be concerned with when you look at what this couple, joined in Christ did so long ago. The gift keeps on giving today with fine and caring offspring and friends. I was not expecting such a fantastic story of survival and character development.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lowbridge

Thank-you....This is a blessing!


5 posted on 05/03/2014 4:46:46 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: lowbridge

Bless you for posting this powerful story.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 4:48:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: lowbridge

Bump.

Lowbridge Rules.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 4:55:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: lowbridge

A great story, thanks for posting.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 4:58:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yeah, well... :-)


9 posted on 05/03/2014 7:40:03 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I used to get this magazine. It always has greats stories.

Thanks for posting this one.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 8:06:48 PM PDT by berdie
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