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Fri Dec 15, 2017, 05:01 PM

Incredible obituary of man who served in WW2, married his husband and changed his name goes viral



There is so much to marvel at here. The involvement in the Normandy landings, the fact that Hodges was one of the first British men to enter Belsen during the liberation and his marrying the love of his life in 2005 when same-sex marriage was finally legalised all add up to something truly remarkable.


[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/obituary-normandy-belsen-world-war-two-gay-rights-end-of-life-marriage-remarkable-8110906|

My Great Uncle Tommy was also one of the first to enter Belsen. He slept with the light on until the day he died. Bill rocks, or rocked!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 06:45 PM

1. Thank you for posting this.




To Bill.

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Fri Dec 15, 2017, 07:18 PM

2. Bless his heart....

Esp. the part about waiting so long to give himself the name he wanted.

I actually told my 2 kids they could legally change their name at age 21 and I would pay for it.
They never did, but still, if they had wanted...

Walking around with a name that doesn't "fit" is more troublesome that most people would think.

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