Johnnie Santini, who died in 2013, is pictured in her Escalon home in 2006. She had letters written during World War ll describing her uncle's death in France as well as a letter from the captain of the ship on which her brother served when he died after the battle on Iwo Jima.
Johnnie Santini, who died in 2013, is pictured in her Escalon home in 2006. She had letters written during World War ll describing her uncle's death in France as well as a letter from the captain of the ship on which her brother served when he died after the battle on Iwo Jima. Modesto Bee file
Johnnie Santini, who died in 2013, is pictured in her Escalon home in 2006. She had letters written during World War ll describing her uncle's death in France as well as a letter from the captain of the ship on which her brother served when he died after the battle on Iwo Jima. Modesto Bee file

Jeff Jardine: Memorial Day time to remember Modesto-area residents who served

May 24, 2014 7:10 PM