Nelson Star

World War II memories that were worth sharing

I felt compelled to write and commend Star reporter Greg Nesteroff for his two excellent articles which involved my uncle, Denis Huscroft, who was tragically killed in battle, just weeks before the end of World War II (“Kootenay soldiers’ families reunite after seven decades,” February 8) and the follow-up article (“Kootenay war bond cemented,” February 15) in which you reported on my cousin, George Huscroft (Denis’ son, my cousin) who drove over from Kitchener to Nelson and met up with fellow soldier, Mr. Cox.

I applaud you for keeping the memories current of these brave men (and women) who gave their lives so that we, their offspring, can live in the free society that we enjoy today. The ongoing personal tragedies that continued at home, long after these brave soldiers gave their lives, was often carried on in silence while surviving families coped as best they could with the loss of their loved ones.

Your articles brought both pride and tears to me and I thank you for not allowing the lives of those given by our loved ones in World War II to grow vague.

Bruce Lasuta

Roberts Creek

 

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