Jim's sister Mary (I believe that was her real name) was my 2nd grade teacher at Blessed Sacrament Grade School in Sioux City, Iowa in 1968. I remember the day in morning prayers when she asked us all to pray for her brother who was being sent to Vietnam. We wrote him letters and she would read some of his letters to the class. I remember the day we found out. We'd left for lunch and when we came back, we were greeted in class by a substitute teacher who broke the news to us. We were so crushed by her loss and never got to see her again. We loved her spirit. She taught me to love singing. I hope that she was eventually able to find peace within herself over Jim's death. It still brings tears to my eyes. Sr. Stephanos - we never forgot you or your brother Jim.
Your Classmates at Morgan Park Remember
A Hero of Freedom