Veteran Linn Pang, affectionately known as “Pap,” stares out a narrow window near the exit door at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, Miss. Sunday, April 14, 2013. Photo by: Lauren Loyless
Over A Century With Mississippi WWII Veteran Linn “Pap” Pang
By: Lauren Loyless
Pang spent most of his childhood in Marks, Miss. with his nine siblings after his mother died when he was only 10 years-old. His older sister took on the role of motherhood, who he developed a close bond with over the years. While living in Marks as a child he obtained the nickname “Pap” due to his reputation of hanging out with the older boys. Pang’s family then moved to a British colony in Hong Kong, China where they lived with a family friend. Pang recalls that whenever his dad was questioned about the move to China he would simply reply,
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