Staff Sgt. Lewis F. “Mike” Marriott served from March 15, 1941, to Nov. 6, 1945.
Uncle Mike was drafted before the U.S. entered the war after Pearl Harbor. I find that interesting and wonder why.
He was only 27 years old and married. I adored him growing up and so my idea was to marry him, too.
Mike was involved in the famous Normandy invasion in France and was wounded. He recovered in England and went back to fight again only to be hurt again. Going back to the states — shot in the arm and leg. And also earned two Purple Hearts. So glad to have him home finally and safe.