WWII veteran nursed to health in Philippines returns the gesture 70 years later


FAIR LAWN — As a merchant mariner in the Philippines near the end of World War II, Edward Sorock suffered a serious leg injury when a boom collapsed aboard the S.S. Frederick Bouchard, the Liberty ship he served on carrying ammunition to U.S. troops.

“All of a sudden they start shouting, ‘Get out of the way,’ ” said Sorock, 90, who lives in Fair Lawn with his wife of 67 years, Francine. “I didn’t know anything was wrong, it just hurt like hell.”

Edward Sorock as a young mariner in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II, …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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