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Photo: Sheila and her sister Kathleen
Sheila (left) and her sister Kathleen before their parents sent them to Boston
Sheila Hutton

After World War II, Only A Scarf As A Reminder [9.25.2013]

When Sheila Hutton was a seven-year-old girl growing up in England before the war, her parents shipped her away to the U.S. Six years later, when the war had ended and she’d become a teenager, she returned and had only a navy blue head scarf to recognize her mother. Also in this show: When Becky Cullinan’s husband was deployed to war for a third time, she wrote a list of things to not say to the spouse of a soldier; and when the U.S. led an invasion on the island of Grenada in 1983, an American medical student used his ham radio to send dispatches of the conflict to family and reporters.

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