Long-sought answers about father killed in WWII finally come for Lewisville woman


Dixie Sherman holds the Purple Heart earned by her father when he was killed in World War II, along with a picture of her parents, Georgia Virginia Simmons Moody and August Moody, and a condolence letter from President Franklin Roosevelt. (Walt Unks/Journal)

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LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Dixie Sherman started a small newsletter for her friends and family, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

“It’s just a way to keep in touch and share some things people might enjoy reading,” she said.

In the July edition, for example, Sherman incorporated patriotism as her theme. She picked a few special quotes about being an American and the love of country.

She also included a paragraph about her parents, a few short sentences about her dad — he was killed in the Pacific during World War II — and her mom, who was pregnant with Sherman when her father died.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal

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