|Volume No. 1 Issue No. 29 - Monday, September 30, 2002
| Cuthbert Hurtault Jr. Speaks Out
by Thomson Fontaine
The Dominican was delighted to hear from Cuthbert Hurtault Jr. the son of Cuthbert Hurtault who was featured in Issue no. 25. Born five months after the death of his father in the jungles of Vietnam, Cuthbert Jr. reveals his joy and surprise at reading accounts of a father he never knew. Here is his letter to the Dominican.
This is in response to the article "A Country Boy Returned Home" printed on Monday
July 29, 2002 in the Dominican. I am the son of the person about whom the article was written.
It came as a big surprise to me to see a write-up on my father 33 years later
as I know nothing about him other than what I was told by my Mother. My Father, Cuthbert Hurtault Sr. died on June 14 1969 in Vietnam, and I was born on November 8, 1969.
I understand that the writer of the article Dr. Emanuel Finn may not have known
that he had a family on this side. Or that he attended college here in South Carolina where he met my mother and married her before leaving for Vietnam. I can now appreciate the fact that he was well known and loved in Dominica as well as in South Carolina.
The writer has opened my eyes to reveal an open void in my life that I at the age of 33 have been wanting to learn more about the other side of my family but have not been able to until now.
I would love to learn more about Cuthbert Sr. and his home land of Dominica that would help fill in the missing pieces about a life taken too soon. Also I would like to thank the writer for finding the location of his name on the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington DC.
I traveled to Washington once before as a kid. If there is any information or family members who could help with the knowledge of my father and other members of the Hurtault family, I would be delighted to hear from them.
This quest is not only for me, since I'm soon to get married and I don't want my children to know one half and not the other side of the family. Finally, I would like to say thank
you to my soon to be life-long wife, Kimberly, who discovered the article on the web after taking the time to research my family name. To her I express my deepest thanks.
Those who wish to respond to this may write or E-Mail at the address below. Again thank you for The Dominican.net.
Your Lost Son
Cuthbert C. Hurtault Jr.
22 Cleveland Street
Charleston SC 29403
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