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News, Media and Stories | Class Of 1949
From 1941 to 1945, Bernard Brown '49, OD '50 wrote 246 letters from the front lines of World War II to Selma, the woman who would become his wife. Now, those letters are a new book, Dear Selma: A World War II Love Letter Romance, compiled by Brown and his daughter.
After Bernard Brown '49, OD '50 earned a Purple Heart and his way home from the European Theater in World War II, he pursued a lifelong career in optometry with a degree from Pacific University. Now, he's helping other veterans follow him into the profession.
The Second World War took him away for two years, but he looked me up and that was it.
It had been barely a year since Calvin Van Pelt finished his freshman year at Pacific University when he landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, the great invasion that was the beginning of the liberation of Europe from Nazi domination.