On Mother’s Day, Sheila and Randy Sellers were in an airport en route to Africa. Between PCS assignments and Randy’s deployments, The Air Force couple and their now-grown children have lived and traveled around the world, but this was a different kind of trip: a visit to their 23-year-old daughter, Dana, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia.
Unpacking my suitcase after returning from a visit last week with my mom, I almost overlooked one of the gifts I brought home. Among the treasures was one item that might not seem like much of a gift — a little blue inventory sticker.
They were little more than skeletons clad in rags, skin stretched over bone. The scars they bore told the story of some of Japan’s most brutal World War II prison camps: Formosa — or modern-day Taiwan.