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There was no place like home
Now and Then
Dr  Roger Branch March WEB
Dr. Roger Branch Sr.
Jack — not his real name — grew up in Lyons, my hometown. He was a star football player just after World War II, but upon graduation, he discovered that jobs were scarce in that farming country. So, he signed on with the Merchant Marines for food, clothing, shelter and pay and a hope of seeing faraway places with strange sounding names.
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