By: Sharon Aron Baron
More items belonging to Private First Class Geoffrey Douglas Radcliffe Saunders which were initially found by a Coral Springs couple in their attic have been located.
Newly discovered photo albums have been found by Meghan Burns and Jeremy Teitler among what they believed were their belongings when they moved from their rental home in the Glen Isle home they were renting
We wrote about the discovery of these items last week, however, we didn’t have any photos of Saunders until now when Burns found family albums among the several things outside the suitcase that the medals were in and submitted a few of them to us.
What she can gather from looking through the albums is that Saunders family lived in the U.S and in Jamaica. His father may have been in the military and his mother was a performer on cruise ships. He also had an older sister. He was blonde, and the last photo that she has was when he was around 15 years old or so.
Saunders died on April 26, 1968 at the age of 19 while engaged in combat operations against the North Vietnamese Army forces to the north of Hue. According to a letter sent home to his mother Christine, he was mortally wounded by fire from a North Vietnamese machine gun which struck him in the head and stomach.
After we published our story, U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch’s office contacted us and offered their assistance in locating someone.
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Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.