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75 Years Ago

Fathers Off To War


October 24, 2019

Herald of Oct. 26, 1944

Probably not since Civil War times has a call to arms included such a large proportion of young family men from the Central and Southern ends of the Cove as will go to Harrisburg next week to be inducted into the armed service.

So far as the Herald is able to learn there will be nine husbands and fathers who will bid goodbye to sixteen little ones as they go forth to war.

The ages of the children who will be left behind ranges from the babe of six months to the school child of seven years, far too young to know just what it all means when their daddies go away.

One of the men who is included in the call is the father of three children, several are the father of two and others have but one child. Of the children who will not have the companionship and care of a father are twelve boys and four little girls.

In most cases the wives and mothers are not planning to break up their home, but will carry on, unless the war should last too long.

A number of single men have also been called.


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