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'Your pal, Merle': World War II veteran’s letters home show lifelong bond between friends

Published 11/10/2013, INFORUM

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. - The weeds and grass are overgrown around the abandoned country school on Minnesota County Road 4, but as 89-year-old Merle Grossman walks up the rickety stairs and looks over the property, it might as well be 1929.

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