WITH LOVE, IN FRANK’S UNIT

camp visit (2)

Toward the end of the war–and the end of the book, Helen pushed her way onto a bullet-ridden service airplane with 13 French soldiers. Everyone was waiting for the Germans to surrender. And then soldier-doctors and many soldier-nurses would board ships to the Pacific to continue to fight until the Japanese surrendered. Helen determined to see her husband before that happened. Frank had been moved to an outpost in Entzheim, France, and the couple arranged the miracle rendezvous at the eleventh hour through code letters. She spent several days there, even accompanying him on a rebuilt motorcycle to do patient rounds in villages. From later letters, I learned that Helen was quite a hit with Frank’s buddies.

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2 Responses to “WITH LOVE, IN FRANK’S UNIT”

  1. nancy eberhart martin Says:

    Well she looks like typical Helen doing her thing. with the boys ..1 of the many reasons I loved her so (even tho she had eyes only for Frank)

  2. dandimackall Says:

    That’s a lovely observation, Nancy. And I agree–she knew how to handle herself.

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