Photos by Nick KISCHITZ

7 thoughts on “H2O

  1. Michael Blechman

    I am the son of Stan Blechman (third row in the middle). Dad is 87, in relatively good health and living in New Jersey. He was thrilled that we found this site.
    I may have some additional pictures to post – is there a way to do that?

    1. Michael Blechman

      Hi Rand –

      Just wanted to let you know that my Dad turns 91 years old today!

      Living with my Mom (his wife of 60 years) and in relatively good health!

      Best Regards,

      – Michael Blechman (I sent you an email with a few photos)

  2. Georgia footman


    Does your father remember Gus “Greek” Kollias? I am his granddaughter and have been trying to trace his life in the US for over 40 years.

  3. Tom Mueller

    To Georgia footman:

    My Dad treasured his friendship with Gus Kollias and attended the reunion that Gus organized in the 1990s. My Dad died four years ago this week (July 25). He was Tech Sgt. Bill Mueller of Madison, Wis. I remember Gus married fairly late in life and had two boys.

  4. Michael Blechman

    Hi Rand,

    My Father, Stanley Blechman (Water Supply) , passed away last Friday: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ocean-nj/stanley-blechman-7779186

    I just learned from Tom Mueller, that Dad’s best friend during the war, Jim McGrath, also died recently: http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?n=james-f-mcgrath&pid=188308157&fhid=13173

    Their funerals were one day apart. As Tom said to me, “They marched away together”


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