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Books revised

5-12-18 Happy Mother’s Day.  Where would we be without mothers (existential and rhetorical question) ? Not sure which particular blend of character strengths (and flaws!) came my way from my mother, but maybe it’s appropriate that I announce the completion … Continue reading

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Pat Fedele

4-22-18 Shame on me!  I am two days late wishing a great guy Happy Birthday.  Pat Fedele was born on April 20, 1924.  Pat is one of the six original crewmembers of the Boston that I had the good fortune … Continue reading

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Bob Knight

4-6-18 I got an email yesterday from Bob’s daughter Pam telling me the sad news that her dad passed away on Monday after suffering a major stroke. Bob was “one of my plankowners”  –  original crewmembers who met with me … Continue reading

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Zook, the Juneau, the Solomons, and the Boston

3-22-18 Five days ago, the wreckage of light cruiser USS Juneau, was found off Guadalcanal by ex-Microsoft executive Paul Allen.  The Juneau was a casualty of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Nov 12-13, 1942.  Without spending too much time on … Continue reading

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Another “supplies consumed” gem

3-11-18 Several years ago, Bob Knight loaned me his collection of “saved papers” from his time aboard the Boston, which I scanned.  Among those documents were several issues of the ship’s weekly newsletter, “The BeanPot.”  From the first newsletter of … Continue reading

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