Becoming Catholic (3:58)

Chikako (Peggy) Kutsuna Olejnik

Peggy was fairly certain she did not want to be involved with the American GIs at the Kure Ammunition Depot in Hiroshima depot, where she had gotten a job as a typist.   But one young man asked several times and Peggy agreed to go out on a date with him because she knew he was leaving Japan in just a few weeks.   She figured it would be a few dates with no obligations on either side. But Cy told her he would write and that he wanted her to write back. And he did. For three years. When he was finally posted back to Japan, he wanted to marry her but first she had to convert to Catholicism.   Getting baptized, it turned out, was not going to be easy.