History Is Personal


“All History is Personal:” August 1961

US Tank at Ckpt Charlie

The year 1961 was eventful for several reasons.  It marked the centennial of the Civil War, the first manned space flights, the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, and the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, among other events. In August, 1961, my father, then a captain in the United States Army, was sent on temporary duty from his post in …Continue reading →

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That Sunday Morning

December 7, 1941 . . . was a Sunday. The two persons who would eventually become my parents had yet to meet, lived 800 miles apart, and were just nine years old.That day would be the most important day of my then yet-to-be life. On December 7, 1941, America, isolated by geography and an idiosyncratic culture, was drawn not just …Continue reading →

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