Edwin S., 90, Cherry Hill, NJ

Edwin Shapiro is a World War II veteran who served on the USS San Diego (CL 53) in the Pacific theatre during the war. Shapiro, who turned 90 on December 9th, lives on his own in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is very proud of his time on the USS San Diego and, according to his daughter-in-law who nominated him, still talks about his service frequently. Shapiro knows there is a memorial honoring the crew of the San Diego in California, but he is too frail to make the trip to see the memorial. His daughter-in-law, Christine Shapiro, thought that seeing a photo of the memorial and the engraving of his name would be a wonderful surprise for his recent birthday.  Twilight Wish staff member Mary Farrell has family who live in San Diego who offered to visit the memorial and take photos and a video of it. Twilight Wish staff presented Shapiro with a photo collage and album of the memorial in early December.

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