My Dad the U.S. China Marine

My Dad the U.S. China Marine

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thank you, Hawaii Public Radio!

Well, you just never know! This morning I headed over to Glazers Coffee, a locally-owned coffee bar in Honolulu near the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

As I sat getting my badly-needed caffeine fix for the day in walked Bill, a gregarious radio host from Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) He had set up a small broadcast console from one of the nearby tables. He invited me to exercise my First Amendment rights on HPR for ninety seconds.

Who was I to refuse?

Okay, to be honest I was a little hesitant. My caffeine fix was still working its morning magic. But it did not take Bill long at all to welcome me to hold an HPR microphone and explain the My Dad the U.S. China Marine Project.

It was fun! I had a blast educating my host and the HPR listening audience about who the China Marines were and my late-father's time in China.

Stay tuned, all. I have a sense that I'll be on HPR again in the near-future.

Moral of the story: chances like this come without warning. When they do cross your path don't ignore them. Chance encounters like this are as precious as diamonds.

Thank you, Glazers Coffee and Hawaii Public Radio! You made my day!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Encore China Marine Lecture at Greenwich Library a Success

Despite inclement weather I was very pleased to welcome members of the public to my encore lecture at Greenwich Library in Connecticut. Pictured above are some of the members of the audience who stayed for questions and conversation. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Dad the U.S. China Marine Featured in Manhattanville College Alumni Magazine

'Education Is Life' is Manhattanville College's School of Education alumni magazine.

The My Dad the U.S. China Marine publication project and the news about it in The China Press  were featured in the October 2014 edition.

Special thanks goes to Anita Nordal, editor and assistant dean for Community Outreach, School of Education. She also came to my lecture in Greenwich, Connecticut this past Monday night. Xie-xie!

With Appreciation from President Harry Truman

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

China Press: China Marine Lecture at China Institute in America

News of my recent lecture on the Postwar China Marines was featured in The China Press (Mandarin language only). I was informed that China Press is accessible throughout China. The first story featured this past summer went viral on China's version of Facebook. Thank you China Institute in America and China Press!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Center Quartermaster Form: Discharge from Service

In the time I have been back in Greenwich, Connecticut my time has been spent preparing for my November 9 lecture at the China Institute in America, New York City.

I've also been digitizing various documents in my files including this one from the Quartermaster's office in San Diego, California.

After the Marines were discharged they were required to turn in their equipment.