Smitty spent eight of his own birthdays in prison, the first just seven days into his imprisonment. But that didn’t bother him that much. What did bother him were the eight anniversaries he missed with his wife, Louise. What hurt him was not being able to see his two daughters, Robin and Carolyn, go from toddlers to young ladies. What crushed him was missing the birth of his youngest son, Lyle.
But for all that bothered him, hurt him, and crushed him, there were three things that sustained him. The first was an unwavering faith in an Almighty God. The second was an undying devotion to the country he loved and the men he was imprisoned with. The last was the sheer will and determination that he would see his family once again.
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