WWII Cemeteries: CBI Theater

December 28, 2013

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 He gave the greatest gift of all: the gift of his unfinished life.

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Having grown up with a ritual of going to the family cemetery on Memorial Day, I’ve never thought of cemeteries in any way other than a spring outing.  So I was surprised when my emotions were high jacked at the Digboi and Jairampur WWII Cemeteries. 

Those of Christian faith face east; muslims-west.
Digboi Cemetery: Those of Christian faith face east; Muslims-west.

In God’s good time we shall meet again. Until then, in silence we remember.  Mam and Dad.

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This corner of a foreign field is forever England.

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Some day we will understand.

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Sleep on, Dear Son, and take thy rest.  The blow was hard, but God knows best.

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In loving memory of my dear son, Ken.  You are constantly in the thoughts of Mam & family.

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Treasured memories of a loving Son.

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We will always remember his smile. Mom and Dad.

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At the Jairampur Cemetery, where only Chinese are buried,

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 tombstones were defaced and graves unearthed.  

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That hurt, knowing the contributions the Chinese made towards the construction of the Stilwell Road and their unfortunate inexperienced valor on the front.

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