To the Times of Ti:
Paul Bourgeois is a disabled war veteran, a life member of VFW Post 146 of Ticonderoga and I received the following request from him shortly after Christmas. He asked me by a phone call to thank the many people from the states that sent him Christmas cards and get well cards. Paul is hardly able to walk and has arthritis and unable to write. Paul is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany. His wife, Allie, a German lady, resides at this address: Paul Bourgeois, 1-M Klein Feldchen 2, 65510 Edstein, Germany.
My name is Charles Gusher Smith and I have been in close contact with Paul since we both graduated from Ti High School in 1939. He called me for this simple request. Please notify all the friends I cannot write to or call. I have written or called all I can remember and in hopes your newspaper will print this to catch any I may have missed as Paul was well known and knew many people in Ticonderoga. I would be grateful if you would print this article.
Charles “Gusher” Smith, Ticonderoga