"We're now getting settled for the long midshipmen's school grind. This morning the boys came in from Asbury Park, so I think classes will begin about next Thursday."
-- Letter from my father, Notre Dame, Ind., to his family, Bloomington, Kans., Tues, June 6, 1944. My father had just arrived at Midshipmen’s School at Notre Dame after having a leave at home with his family. This letter was written on D-Day, the day that allied forces crossed the English Channel to attack German-occupied Normandy, although my father makes no mention of it.