Thought I would put up a younger picture of me today since it's my "70" birthday! I was in the Army ROTC at Boys Town, in Omaha, NE, when this was taken. I can't believe I made it to "70" and so happy to be here. Looking forward to celebrating my special day and hope to be around for the next one!
Looking back to 1942 first...
Nylon parachutes * Controlled atomic fission reaction by U.S. scientist * Nuclear reactor * Kellogg's Raisin Bran * Sunbeam bread * Stars And Stripes publication of WWII * Bazooka rocket gun * Tubeless tires - by BF Goodrich * Flight of U.S. jet - Bell P-59 fighter
Year in Review
Mr. Rushmore completed * Draft age lowered from 21 to 18 * Japanese forced U.S. troops to walk "Batann Death March" of 85 miles in six days * Daylight Saving War Time, price freeze, rationing, and ban on sale of needed items went into effect in U.S. * Gen. MacArthur vowed, "I shall return" * U.S. victory at Midway turned tide - Japan's first major defeat of WWII * More then 500,000 U.S. troops were serving overseas * Legion of Merit medal aurthorized by Congress * Bob Hope completed a tour of 100 army camps * German U-boats began harassing shipping on U.S. east coast.
The Moom is Down by Steinbeck published * Selective Service declared the movie4s to be an essential activity and permitted draft boards to defer movie personnel * Aaron Copland composed Rodeo * Walt Disney's Bambi was released * Abbott and Costello were popular
Movies and Music
Best Actor & Actress...James Cagney & Greer Garson * Top Movies - Mrs. Miniver (best), Holiday Inn, Woman of the Year, Pride of the Yankees * Top Tunes... We'll Meet Again, That Old Black Magic, Serenade in Blue, Tangerine, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Skylark
My Birthday Cake - Devil's Food with Cream Cheese Icing.