90 Year Old Woman Finds Deceased WWII Marine’s Diary Addressed to Her

Included in the diary was a picture of Laura Mae that Thomas had kept with him at all times.
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This is Cpl. Thomas “Colton” Jones. He was killed by a Japanese sniper during WWII.
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The death notice the U.S. Government sent after his death.
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Jones’ diary started with the following: “my life history of my days in the U.S. Marine Corps … And most of all my love for Laura Mae for whom my heart is completely filled. So if you all get a chance please return it to her. I (am) writing this as my last life request.”
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Another page of the diary, which has been replicated and given to Laura Mae since the discovery.
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The last entry in the diary discussed how he had won $320 playing craps. He wrote, “”Laura Mae & I would really have a wonderful Xmas.”
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Laura Mae will cherish this diary for the rest of her life, finally having closure to losing her high school sweetheart.
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