I want to thank you very much for return of an eyeglass case lost on Flight 60 a few days ago.
I had no idea where I lost this item, which is of great sentimental value. The only identifying information on the case is a label bearing the name, serial number and unit of one Capt. John D. Briggs, now deceased.
Capt. Briggs was an Army surgeon for a war-time surgical hospital. He carried this case in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He seldom spoke of the difficult work trying to save lives and limbs of damaged young men during that time.
With our present war, the case has a greater meaning for me. Every time I open it, I think of my father Capt. Briggs, and of those who need an Army surgeon's skill during war.
I pray that my son, every parent's son, will not need that kind of care, that we all will have found peace.
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