America Is Still a Gift to the World – Daily Beast

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Those who survived came home, many of them, to jobs in the post office, the fire department, a municipal payroll, the cops, the paper mills, the textile factories; the gifts of a grateful nation were a paycheck, the GI Bill, a VA loan, seeing the sunrise each day while quietly trying to suppress the trauma of bloody markers like Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, St Mere Eglise, The Bulge, Anzio and a lot of other shattering spots that wounded them silently, forever.

America Is Still a Gift to the World – Daily Beast