Dear friends:

Lest too much time pass by (it already has), I want to share the attached photos with you.

My father, George Edward Thomas, was a gunner on the Shirley Jean, B24.  While he didn’t open up about the war until I was much older, the stories he eventually shared of his missions (37 or 39?) made me realize how brave, selfless and patriotic his generation was – they are truly the greatest generation.

Thank you for all you do to honor these courageous men who fought for our freedom.  May their heroism not be forgotten nor glossed over in the historical annals of our future generations.

George E. Thomas, Jr.

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