Wednesday, June 01, 2005

World War II widow finally gets flag

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

    Vera Evans, now 94 and living in a nursing home, never received a U.S. flag when her husband, Andrew Joseph Giret, was killed Feb. 28, 1942, aboard the U.S.S. Houston.

    He was "the true love of my life," she recalled.

    Annette Sherman, activities director at Heartland of Bucyrus, worked for nearly six months to make sure Evans received the flag. She contacted Army and Navy recruiters, then Delmer Click, past deputy commander of Ohio Amvets.

    With Click's help, Sherman made Evans' wish come true.

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