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Caroline Blakelock Sheehan 1/12/10 Extra Credit Paper #1 01:050:355 People collect many things – from stamps and rocks to more traditional objects such as coins and objets d’art. Motivation for these collections varies on an individual basis, and I found, upon examination, that I am no different. Rather than collecting stamps or coins, I have, throughout my life, acquired a large amount of memorabilia. That is, these objects are elements of my family and their history, which are all as unique as they are fascinating. My paternal grandfather was a World War II Marine, an island hopper in the South Pacific that was abandoned on Midway island with about 30 other men when the Allies ordered evacuation. In the subsequent weeks, my grandfather fought valiantly, mounting attacks whenever possible in an attempt to catch the Japanese off-guard. As the second highest ranking officer, he was responsible for the well-being of his men. In spite of contracting malaria, and being shot in the leg, he survived and went on to get his master’s degree and raise 7 children. For
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