In last week’s story on the Cloquet School Board and budget cuts, the Cloquet Middle School band director should have been identified as Jeffrey Cherne. The Pine Journal regrets the error.
We stand corrected.
In last week’s story on the nine Thomson brothers of Carlton County who served during World War II, we noted that their family was believed to have the most sons to serve in one war. We were wrong. Reader Thomas Wilk wrote to say that he grew up in Pennsylvania near the Blue Star Mother of WWII, Esther McCabe. McCabe had 12 children, one daughter and 11 sons, all who served overseas during WWII. Eight were in the Army, two in the Navy, and one in the Merchant Marines. All 11 survived, although two suffered emotional problems that haunted them until their deaths, according to the America in WWII website (www.americainwwii.com/stories/warmother.html).
Linda Pirie also wrote, noting that the Jordan family of Boston (Jamaica Plain), Mass., donated 10 sons to WWII, one of which is her husband’s uncle. Five served in the Army, four in the Navy and one in the Marine Corps. All 10 brothers survived the war.