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Learn to Forgive
« on: June 03, 2014, 06:51:01 PM »

LEARN TO FORGIVE

Let  me start off by stating why I'm posting this personal information. I'm hoping that after reading this story you will think twice about holding on to negative thoughts about people or that you will forgive persons who have done you wrong. Like myself, you may find answers you never knew existed.

My father took his own life when I was only 5 years old.
For the pass 40+ years I have expressed great resentment for what he did to our family, esp my mother. She struggled to make sure her two boys had what they needed, but never complained.

About two weeks ago I was given information that related to my dad. A new book called the Firth Field was given to me. This was shocking.
The book states that toward the end of WWII, Eisenhower gave orders to have 97 soldiers who have committed a felony while serving in Europe be hung at a public location to show the Europeans that we punished our criminals.
My dad was picked, mainly because of his size, to become a temporary MP with duties to escort prisoners from the stockade to the gallows. He was involved in 7 hangings. The book has complete details on each.

I have spoke with the author and here is a quote from the book:
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(June 2, 2014) Sergeant and Military Police guard Richard A. Mosley served at the Loire DTC, during which time he escorted seven condemned men to the gallows.  The son of Irish immigrants, Mosley was born in Pineville, KY on February 22, 1904.  He joined the Navy in World War I, but received a discharge for being underage.  He spent five years at the University of Illinois, studying electrical and mechanical engineering.  He subsequently was the foreman for an automobile service center.  Although he was partially blind in one eye, he entered the Army at Los Angeles on August 1, 1942 and became a powerhouse engineer.  After arriving in Great Britain on June 1, 1943, he was transferred to new duties as a military specialty 635 – disciplinarian.  He stood 6’5″ tall and weighed 203 pounds.  On March 1, 1945, he became a first sergeant in the 1008th Engineer Services Battalion.  Mosley was discharged at Fort MacArthur, CA on August 31, 1945.  He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with a Bronze Service Star for Northern France.  Mosley lived in Hanford, CA until his death on January 5, 1953.
     However, this is only part of the story.  In May 2014, family members of Sergeant Mosley contacted the author with additional, critical information.  Richard Mosley had died in 1953, but the cause of death was a suicide.  For decades, Mrs. Mosley and her children questioned themselves as to whether they may have contributed to Sergeant Mosley’s decision to end his life.  When you read The Fifth Field, you will see the level of compassion that Sergeant Mosley displayed toward condemned prisoners; a witness to one execution recalled in 2011 how Sergeant Mosley let a man smoke a last cigarette before climbing the stairs of the gallows.

Sergeant Richard A. Mosley did not take his own life over family issues or finances.  In my opinion, Sergeant Mosley was a classic case of Post-Traumatic Stress and he was unable to get the help he needed before it overwhelmed him. "
 
This has completely changed the way I think about my dad
I'm hoping this story will make others think twice on how people are judged.
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Re: Learn to Forgive
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 07:50:18 PM »

Wow, that's an amazing story Pat. Who knew, huh? :carrythesin: I'm glad you received this insight after all this time. May God continue to be with you. :Jesus:
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Re: Learn to Forgive
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 10:35:30 PM »

Pat, I know we have been talking about this since the wedding and I find it totally fascinating and exciting!

Through this information about your dad, you are going to experience tremendous healing and liberty. Not only you but because of your willingness to share, others are going to be blessed and set free from the, often devastating, burden of unfogiveness....

Praise God!!!
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Re: Learn to Forgive
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 08:08:01 AM »

Too Cool Pat, wonderful story.
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