One of the saddest family stories of WWII was the death of the five Sullivan brothers from the USS Juneau in 1942. Below is a their story in brief, and President Roosevelt’s letter to their mother. The Sullivans enlisted in the US Navy on January 3, 1942, with the stipulation that they serve together. The […]
Death of a Hero
Condolence Letters and Presidents A few weeks ago I published in this column a condolence letter from President Lincoln to a young woman on the occasion of her father’s passing. Readers appreciated it, so I set out to find another with the help of my trusty friend, Google. I settled on something a bit different.
One of the Baton Rouge police officers killed Sunday wrote on Facebook just days ago how recent tensions with the community left him “tired physically and emotionally.” “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if the city loves me,” Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, a 10-year veteran of the force, wrote July