Mr. Cannon’s face wasn’t familiar to Donald Hild, so he struck up a conversation with his new customer. It turned out Mr. Cannon was from Cairo, MS and he was on his way to Corinth to visit his wife in a nursing home. He made the trip everyday and soon became a regular at Donald Hild’s store.
Donald Hild developed a good friendship with Mr. Cannon, learning more and more about his life with each visit. He was impressed by Mr. Cannon’s steady devotion to his wife. Then one day Mr. Cannon revealed that he had served in the Army during World War II. Donald Hild wondered what stories his friend might be hiding. He soon discovered that the man who had been walking into his store going about everyday life was actually a walking hero.
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