Thanks for “Coming Home”

I always enjoy reading Fairfield Now. Your article, “Coming Home” was particularly gratifying. I hope Fairfield will continue to encourage and support our veterans who have sacrificed so much in defense of our country. We owe them a significant debt of gratitude. I knew George Baehr; he lived next door on Orchard Hill Drive, up North Benson Road from “The U,” as it was called. (There were no dorms.)

As writer Nina Riccio observes, vets have made and will continue to shape the culture of Fairfield. (I note with sadness, the death of my friend, Hal “Whitey” Mullen, ‘52, who contributed so much to our Alma Mater. “Whitey,” a Navy Corpsman, passed away on August 26, 2009.)

Please keep us informed on the progress of this vital program. And, wish Ms. Andrea Robinson a Semper Fi and a warm “thank you” from all of us.

Max O’Meara ’52

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