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Page 19 – Testimony (cont.)

in Carl Goerch’s “The State” of Feb. 8th with keen interest. No doubt some might think he misspelled the “testimony”. That was my reaction when I read the title but not when I had read the document through itself. It was indeed his will and testi-mony—testimony of love and affection for his family—testimony of an enduring affection for his father, and testimony of an implicit faith and trust in an eternal God. It was truly a testimony that makes us who loved little Ike in life, love and cherish him more in the years that are to come. He was a fine, a courageous lad.”

“Isaac’s death disturbed me very much. I became attached to him during our attempts to bring him through his first illness (1945). All too seldom does one see a boy with such a fine character and one so sincere in all of his actions. As anxious as I was to get out of the Army and back to private practice, he was the one person I was most interested in getting- back to nor-mal activity before leaving Ft. Bragg. Obviously, he had ex-cellent medical care at the VA during his subsequent illness. And certainly, as judged by his numerous letters to me, he enjoy-ed his remaining short span of life to the fullest extent.”

“Isaac was loved by young and old. He had a wonderful personality; and rest assured that personality survives. It is personality that makes us as individuals; and Isaac had this to a marked degree. The chain that links us to the place of Departed Spirits is not snapped; and I firmly believe in personal identity beyond the grave.”

“The Hi-Light,” published by the Rockingham High School, has’ this to say of Ike in its February, 1947, monthly issue: “Truly, Rockingham High School has not felt anything quite so deeply as the death of Ike London Jr. He was graduated here in 1945 from our 12th grade. We all remember Ike’s career in football, basketball and baseball. We remember his colorful sport clothes and friendly manner. We shall all miss him.”

Dr. P. EMERY HUTH, Vets Hospital:
“As a patient, Ike was unselfish and tried, a most under-standing and co-operative young man, and it is no wonder that both nurses, orderlies and doctors liked him. He was ever con-siderate of those trying to help him; his friendliness and gentle-ness were contagious. No one could help but like this manly young fellow. We all did.”

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