The last living link to an almost-forgotten story that happened during an almost-forgotten time, took her last breath a month ago. Her name was Mildred Lawson.

It’s easy to mourn a life well spent and well served to God, country, and community. But the real sadness for me came when I realized that there was no witness left to tell the story of a particular day when America was fighting wars on multi-continents.

Ronda Rich is the best-selling author of the forthcoming novel, St. Simons Island — A Stella Bankwell Mystery.

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