How I Discovered the Letters

Poseidon and the PC

As early as the 1950’s, I can remember my father Paul speaking in the highest terms about America’s naval victories during World War II. Military history permeated the atmosphere of where I grew up as my father was quite a Civil War buff as well. Many of Paul’s books had a particular emphasis on the great naval battles of World War II, and when he talked of that time, he spoke with reverence and authority. But with regards to his own activities during his three and a half years in the Navy, he said very little, and only a large family barometer kept in the living room provided a visible clue to some of his memories.

Only after Paul’s death in 1997 at the age of 80 did I start to explore my parent’s house in Chagrin Falls, Ohio to see what memories there might be remaining. Hundreds of letters…

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