My Dad the U.S. China Marine

My Dad the U.S. China Marine

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coming Soon! Ten Days in China That Changed My World

Coming soon! I have to confess something. 

My life seems to be a very full one. As such, time goes by very quickly. Life has its share of demands as we all know so well.

That's been particularly true with the weekly radio show I have been hosting on 1490 WGCH and anywhere on, Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. That successful radio show -which is also heard in China- was a result of my trek to China. My life has not been the same since. 

To this day I've not forgotten the ten days I spent in China in September 2015. That was time I was there as a guest of the Chinese government for that nation's 70th year commemoration of the end of World War II. I have so many fond memories of that visit; it was always my intention to post pictures and memories.

Good news! I am working on posting those images and experiences. I'll be posting all this on my blog site at Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Happy New Year of the Rooster

Greetings and Happy New Year!

To one and all, near and far I wish you good health, lasting prosperity, safe travels and good luck. 

This auspicious time not only marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. It also marks the first year anniversary of the Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim Show on 1490 WGCH and anywhere on 

This is the weekly radio show that in many ways started as a result of this tie to history and to China. 
For me, this has been one of the most amazing journeys I could have imagined. I have met some of the most extraordinary people who transcend culture and distance. You have enriched my life, and I hope that I and this weekly show have done the same for you.

It has been my sincerest pleasure to have you along -and there's much more to come in the months ahead.

Best wishes for the holidays. May you enjoy an abundance of happiness and peace as the Year of the Rooster begins to unfold.

Semper Fi,

Jeffrey Bingham Mead

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. 

Take in the serene moments spent with friends and loved ones. 

May the wonder of Christmas surround you throughout the holiday season. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

China Marine Information Requested: Raymond McLoughlin

On this Memorial Day 2016 I received the following message. Can you help?

Hi – we just lost my dad last week. He was the most precious gift our family had and we are heartbroken. When my dad was 17 years old he joined the Marines as soon as he graduated high school in June, 1945. He always said he spent his 18th birthday (September 3) on a slow boat to China. Do you know how I could find out more information about my dad's time in China? Thank you.

Elizabeth McLoughlin
Daughter of Raymond McLoughlin 9/3/27

In my response to Elizabeth I found these two obituaries. I hope this will help initiate a process where we can help Elizabeth and her family learn more: