Hello, and welcome to my blog. Thank you for participating in the Secret Cravings Publishing Wounded Warrior Blog Hop. My name is V. L. Locey and I write erotic hockey romances for SCP. I'm honored to be able to take part in such a worthwhile cause, and encourage everyone to do what they can for veterans this holiday season, and throughout the year. Each author participating in this blog has made a holiday donation to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
I was lucky enough to have a wonderful Navy veteran in my life. Pop just passed away on November 12th, and while going through his papers I found something that I thought would be interesting to share during our hop. Imagine my surprise to find my father`s original discharge papers!
As you can see the envelope is a bit ragged, but the honorable discharge form is still in perfect condition. On the back of the form is listed all the important information about Pop`s service time - 8/23/43 to 5/30/45 - and the various vessels and stations he served on. Also listed on the back are his monthly rate of pay when discharged, which was $66.00, and the fact that Pop had been furnished a travel allowance of 5 cents per mile from Mare Island, CA to Philadelphia, PA, which was where he lived.
Finding these papers was a lovely way to share the past with my daughter. I hope you enjoyed this peek into the past of a World War II Navy veteran and a truly great man, husband, and father. Tell me about the vet in your life in the comment section below for a chance to win a free Kindle copy of any of my Secret Cravings Books. I'll pick one random winner from among the comments, so please make sure to leave contact information. Without it I can't contact you to give you your prize!
Thank you for dropping by and may you and yours have a wonderful holiday season. Don`t forget to hop back to the main blog and visit the other SCP authors who are taking part. There are tons of prizes to be won!