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Remembering Rarey

March 2024
1min read


After reading “You Mustn’t Let It Bother You Too Much,” I was compelled to contact Rarey’s wife, Betty Lou. Her stories touched me deeply and truly brought out emotions I didn’t know I had. I am the wife of a recently deployed soldier, and your article was the best I have read since beginning this whole experience. By publishing these letters, American Heritage has given its readers a little glimpse into military life and the communication between loved ones separated by war. I know I will read them often during my husband’s absence. And my thanks to Betty Lou for sharing her wonderful life with the world; she is indeed a strong person.

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