Today is the birthday of William Shirer, CBS broadcaster and author (The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich), born in 1904. I am in the process of re-reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (again), and re-realizing how much the events of that time are still affecting us today. I also am realizing how much some events of today mirror those of the past. As I look at the historical events of the day (1916, 1926, 1954), I am struck by how many past concerns are still issues we deal with many years later. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.