Arrow points to dad in middle. John Leisure is
in bottom left corner. John never made it back from the Rangoon POW camp.
John Leisure was a big man weighing 190 pounds. He died in the candle factory
of cholera , he weighed about 90 pounds at the end. Bless you John , you
won't be forgotten.
The term "The whole 9 yards,"
came from WWII fighter pilots in the South
Pacific. When arming their airplanes
on the ground, the .50 caliber machine
gun ammo belts measured exactly
27 feet, before being loaded into the
fuselage. If the pilots fired
all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."