Marine killed in Second World War gets his dying wish

70 years on, U.S. soldier killed in Second World War gets his dying wish

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Before Corporal Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the South Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.

Davis did get to read the diary – but not until nearly 70 years later, when she saw it in a display case at the National World War II Museum.

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~ by m1pencil on May 27, 2013.

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