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WWII Hero Honored by Daughter He Never Knew

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

The Frederic C. Murphy Federal Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, is home to the Boston NARA Northeast branch. The Boston Globe reported that last week Murphy’s daughter placed his Medal of Honor on indefinite loan at the archives.

Storied Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington to Close After 102 Years

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Army’s flagship hospital, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is soon closing. Hundreds of thousands of wounded have been treated there. President Eisenhower, among others, passed away there.

Why Do Some Americanisms Irritate People?

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

An interesting article from the BBC news magazine about Americanisms entering the English language. It resulted in so much response from their readers that a week later 50 examples from readers were published by the magazine in a companion piece.

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