Love Lost Long Ago, Remembered
He was a 19-year-old sailor ashore in Japan. She was a 31-year-old Japanese woman.
It sounds like the beginning to a song, but it's a true story for Paul Brinkley-Rogers, former sailor and Pulitzer-winning journalist.
It's a love story too big to fit in a web caption... but fits well in Brinkley-Rogers' memoir Please Enjoy Your Happiness. The author talks of 1959 and the lingering impact of the woman he left behind a lifetime ago.