This is just for family history not of interest to others, just a record.

It is January 19, 2019. There has not been anything worth reporting for a couple of days so I am using this time to add a few stories about my parents that I am the only living witness too. This is for following generations of my family that may want to get a better sense …

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My father ran a banquet room and sometimes I got to help

This is another story from1964. My dad ran a banquet room called "The Anchorage Room" in the basement of "Dohl's Morton House" in Morton Grove. Illinois. We lived on a street where many of our neighbors were lawyers, executives in industry and other high paying jobs. He was the only waiter. He was that good …

My father was a remarkable man. Here is a little about him.

He had ideas about right and wrong and followed them well. He was an excellent poker player. If he was visiting a friends house for a poker game he made sure to lose $20 to the host. In the 5's and 60's $20 was money. When he hosted the game he would be sure to …

There were several ways that people died in combat in WWII that never made the movies. My dad told me of a few. If you are easily grossed out or are sensitive, delete this now DO NOT READ

In movies you see a lot of jeeps.y dad said that where he was the troops would weld a steel bar upright , over head high, to the front of the jeep. The Germans would sneak into an area already secured and string piano wire across the road higher than hood high. A jeep racing …

The red cross that almost cost him his life, saved it later.

On D-Day my father the Tech Sergeant medic was proud of the red cross painted on his helmet and the arm band on his arm. Then they hit the beach . That is where we got the first if his purple hearts. There was a legend that an artillery shell barrage never landed in the …

A small WWII story my dad told me that I just remembered

My dad as a medic had guys come to him with pain. One soldier came with a horrible headache. It turns out the he had been shot in the head. Well almost. The bullet hit his helmet (required to wear at all times by Patton) at an angle. It pierced the helmet at an angle. …

An event that my father witnessed during World War Two

This photo is of my mom and dad in the 1960s. It also shows my dads military ID card. Many of the rest of my dads stories are short but I sometimes they jog my memory of others. My dad was with a group that spotted a German tank between a barn and some trees. …