Opinion | A Lost Soul Sought Harbor in the Navy

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When Greg Mitrakas mentioned, “Let’s be part of the Navy,” it was as if a light-weight all of the sudden flashed on over my head; as if the solar had burst from a black cloud and illuminated the darkest corners of my dreary world.

Greg and I had been teammates and greatest mates at Middleboro Excessive Faculty in southeastern Massachusetts. After I graduated in 1939, he had a yr to go. That very same summer season my household moved to Melrose, a metropolis simply north of Boston, whereas Greg’s mother and father went off to go to Greece, their nation of origin. They picked the worst of occasions. Hitler…

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