Delray man meets household of his WWII father’s French saviors

The parachute that saved Thomas La Grua’s life after his airplane was shot down throughout World War II was made right into a costume for the daughter of the household that hid him from the Nazis.

That was one of many bits of historical past that 75-year-old Frank La Grua of Delray Seashore found this summer time when he visited France to satisfy the household that stored his father protected in the course of the warfare. His father died just a few years again. However Frank was enthusiastically embraced by those that remembered Thomas, or “Tom” as his saviors known as him. 

“All people over there was thrilled to see me,” La Grua mentioned. “It meant as a lot to the individuals I met because it did to me.”

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