Monday, October 12, 2009

I am wrong

It turns out -- to my delight -- that I was very much mistaken when I wrote that I wasn't from a military family. Apparently, I am.

To wit:

Both my grandfathers enlisted in the First World War. Both were privates, and as immigrants obtained their citizenship through military service. They returned healthy and unharmed after fighting in Europe (Italy and France) for their tours.

My mom's brother Phillip enlisted during the Second World War. Cpl. Phillip Sachs was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 at age 20.

My dad was drafted for the Korean War, 1953-55, and was stationed at Fort Dix, Valley Forge Army Hospital and Walter Reed Medical Center. He was honorably discharged.

There's more, and I'll look into it further. But I'm happy to set the record straight.


  1. Hi. It's Janet. So i want to know how writing this blog and generating content for this blog has changed your life? Or not? And who are the folks who most regularly follow you -- close friends, colleagues, spies? Just curious. jp

  2. Good question. I love writing it -- it's a blast. Not all my readers identify themselves, but I know that I can count among them my family, some of my friends, a few people at the agency. As to spies and competitors: if you're out there, show yourself. Not really; confidentiality is part of the appeal.


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