Marine Spends All Night Comforting A Dying Old Man. Then Tells The Nurse He’s Not The Son

The following story is a recap, originally scribed in 1964 by Roy Popkin called “Night Watch.” It was originally published in a 1965 edition of Reader’s Digest. The nurse came into the patient’s room with a nervous and exhausted Marine along with her, and told the patient that his son was there.

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The patient was in so much pain and on so much medication, that he couldn’t see clearly.

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