Happy Memorial Day

I’ve put this pic. up before.  My father is in the lower right, holding the Thompson Machine Gun (Tommy Gun).  This pic. was taken sometime in the early 1940s, probably in Missouri.  My father was a jazz, swing and big band drummer in the 30s.  He was the drummer of a band that Northwestern University assembled from the Chicago area to go to Europe in in the summer of 1939.  He was over there for several months and came home telling everyone that there was this maniac in Germany named Hitler and he was like Napoleon and wanted to conquer…