A Letter from James Herndon to Frank Aprile


  In April of 1976 I was 18, and living in a $55 a month room, next to another room in the a boarding house that was filled with 5-6 winos & street people, in Portland, Oregon. I had arrived two months earlier, hitchhiked from Indiana to stay with good friends Kathy Glade, and Susan…

James Herndon & Ingeborg Maria Hinderschiedt


  This was the period when my mother found and connected to my eventual father, James B. Herndon in Paris France 1955 James B Herndon James Herndon (1926–1990) was an American writer and educator. He is best known for two memoirs of teaching, The Way It Spozed To Be and How To Survive In Your…

The Medals of My Grandfather & My Great Grandfather


1918 Napoleonic Wars: Prussian 1813Iron Cross 1st Class Iron Cross 1st Class.   The Eiserne Kreuz (Iron Cross – often abbreviated EK or IC) was instituted on 10 March 1813 by the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III.  It was awarded for bravery in the field – without regard to rank – during the Befreiungskrieg (War of Liberation also called…