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wolfen

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I once was able to read this document,writen by my sister about my father. Who just died in Febuary of last year{Old soldiers never die,they just fade away}. Can anyone help me figure a way to access this document? Thanks
Oh i didn`t realize i couldn`t attach something in this board. May i could e-mail to someone who is interested in trying

This is some of what it looks like in Windows wordpad


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Notes from a Veterans Daughter
60 years later




Introduction

Jungle rot was the unsettling description given when we were growing up for the large red rash on my fathers leg. I remember it as a rash that never went away. It was always there, ever-present, ever-raw, not like my eczema which would heal over sometimes. It covered a large area on my fathers upper thigh and was visible when he wore shorts in the summertime. I remember him scratching his leg. It seemed like the rash might spread or, to my childs mind, even eat through to the bone. But it was like a battlefield contained, the perimeter checked. As kids, having never left the confines of northeastern America, it seemed odd to have something called jungle rot living with us all those years, even accompanying my father as he went to work in a suit and tie.
In some vague way, we understood that my fathers rash was from the war. Dimly, we picked up that hed been in Guadalcanal, and that he may have been wounded by shrapnel. But my father wasnt a man who said much generally, and he never talked about his experience in the war. Guadalcanal was a mystery to us, like the jungle rot which had come from there. I didnt know exactly where Guadalcanal was, or what had actually happened there. It had been brutal, though. Somehow, every American knew that.
My father is 85 now. On a warm, early-Fall day recently, I had two short walks with him on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, where he and my mother live in retirement. Pearl Harbor was on my mind as we walked along because of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington the week before. I asked him where hed been when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, he told me. I asked him if the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon reminded him of Pearl Harbor. He said there seemed to be more hysteria now than then. As we talked further, he told me the names of his unit1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, E Company. The 1st Marine Division was the first to go into Guadalcanal, he said. Supplies couldnt get through, so they ate only rice and limes. My mother told me later that he weighed 135 pounds when he came home.

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arines crossed the channel on destroyer transports and landed on Guadalcanal at Beach Red.






This is no time for care and comfort.

Winston Churchill
World War II






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Notes from a Veterans Daughter
60 years later




Introduction

Jungle rot was the unsettling description given when we were growing up for the large red rash on my fathers leg. I remember it as a rash that never went away. It was always there, ever-present, ever-raw, not like my eczema which would heal over sometimes. It covered a large area on my fathers upper thigh and was visible when he wore shorts in the summertime. I remember him scratching his leg. It seemed like the rash might spread or, to my childs mind, even eat through to the bone. But it was like a battlefield contained, the perimeter checked. As kids, having never left the confines of northeastern America, it seemed odd to have something called jungle rot living with us all those years, even accompanying my father as he went to work in a suit and tie.
In some vague way, we understood that my fathers rash was from the war. Dimly, we picked up that hed been in Guadalcanal, and that he may have been wounded by shrapnel. But my father wasnt a man who said much generally, and he never talked about his experience in the war. Guadalcanal was a mystery to us, like the jungle rot which had come from there. I didnt know exactly where Guadalcanal was, or what had actually happened there. It had been brutal, though. Somehow, every American knew that.
My father is 85 now. On a warm, early-Fall day recently, I had two short walks with him on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, where he and my mother live in retirement. Pearl Harbor was on my mind as we walked along because of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington the week before. I asked him where hed been when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, he told me. I asked him if the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon reminded him of Pearl Harbor. He said there seemed to be more hysteria now than then. As we talked further, he
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Hi Wolfen

Have you changed anything on your cp since being able to open it, it looks like the doc was formatted in Word, sometimes in Wordpad it gets confused with the formatting marks that Word will put in and gives you some wierd stuff, I have seen a 2 pg doc expand to 100 pgs.

As a test, open the file, go File - Save As - use the drop down box to select Rich Text Format and click ok. This will clear any formatting marks created by Word. The second thing that you can do is have your sister send you another copy of the file to see if that one is ok.

Depending on the size.....you can copy and paste the good parts into a new doc and save it that way.
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