Thursday, November 11, 2010


PAPA DUKE served in World War II as a U.S. Army GI based in London.

When the army discovered Papa Duke's skill as a draughtsman, they transferred him to G-2, army intelligence, to draft maps.

Their headquarters was on Green Street in Mayfair, a stone's throw from where General Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe.

Driving past Green Street always brought a cheery smile to Papa Duke's face.