【2014.4.11】【英译中】Bill Clinton - My Life ---ONE--Part 5

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Chapter ONE

Part 5

In 1994, as we headed for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of D-day, several newspapers published a story on my father’s war record, with a snapshot of him in uniform.

1994年,在我们为了第15D-day举行庆祝活动时,几家报纸刊登了一则关于我父亲服役记录的小故事,并刊登了一张他穿着制服的快照。

Shortly afterward, I received a letter from Umberto Baron of Netcong, New Jersey,

recounting his own experiences during the war and after.

之后不久,我收到一份来自新浙西的信,叙述了他自己的从军期间和之后的故事。

 

 He said that he was a young boy in Italy when the Americans arrived, and that he loved to go to their camp, where one soldier in particular befriended him, giving him candy and showing him how engines worked and how to repair them. He knew him only as Bill.

他说在美国人抵达意大利的时候他还是很年轻的小伙子,那时的他他喜欢去美国人的军营玩耍,在那里有一个战士,很特别,对他非常的友好,给他糖果吃,还向他展示机器是如何运转的和维修的。

但他对他的了解仅仅只是在他的名字叫做BILL ,其他的则是一无所知.

 

After the war, Baron came to the United States, and, inspired by what he had learned from the soldier who called him “Little GI Joe, he opened his own garage and started a family.

战争之后,Baron来到了美国,他一直被那个总是叫他“小GI JOE”的士兵那所学到的东西所鼓舞着,他开了一家他自己的车库,成立了家庭。

He told me he had lived the American dream, with a thriving business and three children.

他告诉我他有一个蒸蒸日上的事业,有三个孩子,他正在实现着他的美国梦。(觉得可以用中文组织的更好,但想不出来)

He said he owed so much of his success in life to that young soldier, but hadn’t had the opportunity to say good-bye then, and had often wondered what had happened to him.

他说他如此成功的人生都是归功于那个年轻的士兵,但是他从来没有机会说一声再见,有时他甚至怀疑这发生在他身上的一切都是一个梦

Then, he said, “On Memorial Day of this year, I was thumbing

through a copy of the New YorkDaily Newswith my morning coffee when suddenly I felt as if I was struck by lightning.

然后,他在信中接着写道“关于这一年的记忆,我在早茶咖啡翻阅纽约日报的时候,突然间一切都明朗了,好像被光照亮了一样。

There in the lower left-hand corner of the paper was a photo of Bill.

因为在报纸的左手下角的位置有一张比尔的照片。

I felt chills to learn that Bill was none other than the father of the President of the United

States.”

我感到震惊,比尔不是别人,正是美国总统的父亲。“

 

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