Sharing stuff was once cumbersome. Even a meeting to look at scrapbooks, or exchanging a few photos in the mail, missed the full picture, which was always difficult to convey. Now with the Internet we have instant worldwide communication and a whole new dimension for sharing information.
I was born in 1939, and grew up in New Jersey back in the 1940's and 1950's. I later returned to NJ after the USMC. Then my business career took me to CA, WI, TN, TX and NC, where I ultimately retired twenty-two years ago.
I was always interested in communicating with those I had served with in the USMC, and friends I had worked with in the aviation and motorcycle industries. I cannot replace USMC friends, or those with whom I flew airplanes, and raced and rode motorcycles. But the most value of this site has turned out to be all the new USMC, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard friends I have made.
So this is my story in pictures, military memories, business experience, personal papers, personalities that most influenced my life, my personal penchants, some important friends, love for my wife Jonnie and our family, and memories of my Father.
I have also included some thoughts from a book I had been working on for years. It would not present a full picture, had I left out all the research that was such a large part of my life. Finishing that effort has now been delayed as I continue to study and write what will hopefully be another book.
Part 1 of my WWII is posted on this site. Parts 2 and 3 have become a monumental project. What I am learning now goes far beyond what I have already written; and is providing a perfect picture as to how we got where we are now! And the picture is NOT good!
Anyway, with many visitors a month, this site has become a successful communications vehicle for making new friends and sharing memories. Thank you for visiting!
Robert L. Rohrer
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