New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Intentional peace beats accidental war any day


June 3, 2019

Bob in WW II

A cold November breeze drifted over the family that had gathered on the depot platform to see Bob leave on the mixed mail-passenger train that served the community. Bob had finished boot camp and came home for a quick three-day leave before being sent to North Africa where the Allied forces were in trouble.

For the 20th time, Dad looked up the track to see if the “Goose” was coming. A light appeared, the train rounded the curve and glided toward the platform. The train slowed and finally stopped. Dad was shaking hands with Bob, his sister was trying to hug him, his mom was...

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