Around 1967, Maggie and I went antique shopping, and I found two epees (a type of fencing sword) that I just loved. They must have been expensive because I didn’t buy them.

Maggie told me if I came back from Viet Nam and wasn’t wounded, she’d have them for me. When I got back from Viet Nam, I asked her “Did you get the swords?” She did.

She told me later she had to beat feet back to the antique store to see if they were still there!

Contributor: Roger Tyson

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