REVISITING MY THANKSGIVING POST FROM TEN YEARS AGO. On Thanksgiving ten years ago, I gave thanks to the Americans who have gone before us for what they gave us (it was the 4th post on this blog). In that post I typed out the names listed in Herman Wouk’s WAR AND REMEMBRANCE of the 82 young men from the three torpedo squadrons who changed the course of the war in the Pacific at the Battle of the Midway. One of the names on the list was Wilfred N. McCoy. His granddaughter inquired about Wilfred N. McCoy in a comment, and two later comments tell of how family members found each other through that comment on this blog. I am moved by this story which resulted from a tribute to heroism.

Here is that post from that Thanksgiving with the three comments which tell the story.

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