On anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, how her visit inspired one vet to keep going

Today is the fifty-second anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. A veteran I spoke with late last year had a lot to say about what her life as a public figure meant to him as a lowly soldier in Korea.

When I spoke with Mr. Miranda about his time in the military, a photo bulb’s flash made for one of his brightest memories–evidence he had seen Marilyn in real life. On base in Korea, the troops were visited by Marilyn Monroe, right before she would marry Joe DiMaggio. To read about his encounter and what her presence meant to him, click here.