Most days I feelfortunate to be an American. The truth is I feel fortunate and grateful everyday of my life. My grandfather Charles was born
in Norton Massachusetts in 1894. He was adopted at an early age never to know
his biological parents. From a young age he worked making shoes earning 22 cents a day. After being rejected earlier, Charles
enlisted in the United States Navy in 1913. He was awarded four medals while he served aboard the USS Jupiter. After The Great War, Charles moved to Los Angeles and became a letter carrier.