More about Mande St. Etienne
I worked on the genealogy database over the weekend. I upgraded to TNG v5 and I really like some of the new features. The tabbed navigation is much easier, and the new Document object is a good idea. I spent a lot of time trying to decide how to organize sources vs. photos vs. documents and I've settled on a scheme that maybe isn't perfect but seems to work so far.
But the best part is that when I wrote to Dick Manning to let him know I'd loaded some of the pictures that he sent (of my grandfather, John Deam) he replied with some more details about what happened at Mande St. Etienne.
I read Company Commander last year and I'm amazed that any man who experienced that remembers anything about it. I'm very grateful to Dick Manning for sharing his memories of my grandfather, sad as they are, with my family. (The book is not long, but it's not a quick read--at least it wasn't for me. It's very matter-of-fact and at times overwhelming, but I'm glad that I read it.)