Monday, August 2, 2021

Part of a comment at knuckledraggin

The writer said his father had been on New Guinea during World War II. 

“He never talked about the war until I joined the Army. Even though I was a noncombatant (Medical Corps), when he saw me in uniform, he opened up a little.

“He had a pug nose -- no cartilage and a deformed nasalis bone. I asked him what happened. He said

"’A Jap hit me in the face with the butt of his rifle.’

"’Good God,’ I said, ‘What happened then?’

"’I don't know, I passed out.’

"’Why didn't he kill you?’ I asked.

"’My bayonet was in his chest.’"

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