Re:The Door Is Wide Open
Ironically my father, George Shuler, served in the 452nd at the same time as Carlyle Gardner and Carlyle is from a small Utah town that went to my wife's high school. She doesn't recall his name but stated that there were lots of Gardners in Bear River City.
As far as I know Dad didn't know Carlyle and my wife and I grew up 100 miles away and only met after high school so this is just a coincidence? I am not sure about coincidence because my mother introduced me to Bud (Heidke?) at a reunion in DC a few years ago not knowing he was originally from Minnesota and I discovered he had lived next door to the middle school English teacher that taught all three of my kids!