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The Homecoming

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Drake Hotel in Chicago circa 1954

Part five takes place ten years later, when a writer and former war correspondent living in Chicago discovers the rifle in a farmhouse in the middle of France through the chance reading of a French newspaper. Intrigued by the Kiss For Luck! slip it contains, he travels to Europe to follow the gun's history backwards, chronicling the stories of the people whose lives it has touched, which now include his own, until he makes it all the way back to the rifle’s hometown of Chicago.

A writer’s job is to tell the truth.

Andy Rooney

WWII War Correspondent