Nothing shows "Acknowledgement," like a gift of Gabby Maria Socks.
Details: Shop All Women's Socks
- Crew Length
- Sock size: 9-11; fit women's shoe size 5-10.5
- Fiber Content: 63% Cotton, 34% Nylon, 3% Spandex
- Sock Maker: Socksmith
Complete your sock purchase with a set of Gabby Maria Sock Locks.
Description: When she opened the door, and saw who was standing there, she fainted; the shock was too great for her. He had enlisted right out of high school. He stayed in touch with her all through basic training, advanced infantry training, Ranger School, Airborne School, and Officer Candidate School – OCS. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne, based out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. On June 6, 1944, he participated in Operation Overlord - the invasion of Normandy, France. With other units of his division, he parachuted deep behind enemy lines in an effort to capture and hold strategic roads and bridges, for use by the advancing Allied forces. On June 25th, 1944, his mother, in Akron, Ohio received a notice from the war department that her son was MIA - missing in action. Five years went by when the knock came at the door, and he stood there before her. His was a long tale, and it took time for him to relive it for her. He supported and sustained his mother through the next 45 years of her life. On her 80th birthday, he presented her with a pair of Gabby Maria Flutterbyes Crew Socks, as a reminder of the inside joke the two of them had regarding the story he told her about his time in the French Underground.