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Monday, 25 July 2011 08:11

After being blinded in Vietnam, David Huffman was in the Veteran’s Blind Rehabilitation Center in Chicago for several months.  There was a dance once a week; Red Cross workers participated in the dances in order to help the moral of the newly blinded Veterans.  They weren’t supposed to date the returning Veterans; however, that’s not what happened.  There was lots of dating and occasional marriage.  Huffman met an Italian girl, Gloria Triani.  He dated her, in fact, they became engaged for a short time, until they weren’t.  Huffman would fly back and forth from Wilmington, DE to Chicago.  In order to save money one time he decided to take advantage of his military-hop privileges.  He took a bus to Dover Air Force Base in DE; then took a military-hop from Dover Air Force Base, DE to McGuire Air Force Base in NJ; then from McGuire Air Force Base to Scott Air Force Base in IL.  He then got a ride to civilian airport in St Louis, MO; then flew from St Louis to Chicago where Gloria Treanny met him at the O’Hare airport in Chicago.  A long way for a little bit of kisses, hugs, talk, and fun.

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