Wednesday, August 6, 2008
1947: BLIND AMATEUR RADIOMAN JOE PIECHOWSKI
Thanks to amateur radio operators like Joe Piechowski, many lonely military men and women were treated to a trans-oceanic telephone conversation with their loved ones stateside. I was also privileged to have a phone patch from my Army A.S.A. barracks in Bad Aibling, Germany, all the way home to an amateur radio operator in the Bucks County area. It was that Christmas Eve contact with home that led to me becoming an amateur radio operator. (WA2RVU).