Something I read on another blog a while back prompted me to compile a blogpost In Memory of Joe Stanka, Jr. (CA Class of 1968). It managed to attract a comment from Kent Naka (CA Class of 1961).


In the Last Will and Testament section of our yearbook, Paul Gardner willed me “our rendez-vous in Vietnam.” I can no longer remember what that was about. Maybe neither of us was planning to go to college immediately and so both of us were likely to be drafted. Despite my initial intent, I did end up going on to college anyway, but then dropped out in my sophomore year, found myself subject to the draft, and ended up spending 996 days in the U.S. Army (all safely Stateside). I posted a series of tales from those days on my blog under the series title Good Soldier Outlier. Click on “(more…)” to see the titles and links.

Graduation News Story

Welcome to the Canadian Academy Class of 1967 virtual reunion! Our alma mater is not where it used to be, and neither are we. The site of the old school buildings and dorms on Nagamine-dai is now a high-rise condominium development named Canadian Hill. How nice of the developers to remember us.

Our class has not kept in touch very regularly, apart from scattered small get-togethers. Perhaps more of us can belatedly get back in touch here.