“To a soldier named Frank Maddalena, who went missing in the [Hürtgen] forest in mid-November [1944], his wife, Natalie, mother of his two children, wrote from New York: ‘I see you everywhere—in the chair, behind me, in the shadows of the room.’ In another note she added, ‘Still no mail from you. I really don’t know what to think anymore. . . . When I walk alone, I seem to feel you sneaking up on me and putting your arms around me.’ ” – Rick Atkinson, The Guns at Last Light

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