Editor: In the Winter ‘08 issue Edward Southerland recounted the experiences of two WWII veterans, Leonard Riley and Charles Baum in his article “Two of Sixteen Million.”
My father was the other half of the machine gun team with Leonard Riley. He has been gone since ‘86 and never spoke much about the day to day experiences he shared. The account of Mr. Riley’s military campaigns is the only record of my dad’s war experience. I now have an opportunity to share it with my children and grandson. Thanks again for your part in remembering these heroes.