Shortly after World War II, somewhere between the sugar-white Gulf Coast beaches and the buttoned-down buildings of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, two people fell in love. More than 70 years later, Rosetta Rolle Hylton-Anderson is finally uncovering long-sought answers to her questions about one of those people: the mother she never knew….
The sign said simply “Vet.” It wasn’t even a sign, really. It was the side flap from a cardboard box, haphazardly torn and seated in his lap as he dozed in the summer sun on a busy sidewalk. His eyes flew open when a stranger approached to hand him money – eyes a startling ice-blue….