Eugene MacDonald was a strong-willed man whose career and lifestyle did affect son John.   JDM regretted that he never seemed to measure up well in his father’s eyes, even after his writing became popular and respected.

 Eugene’s accomplishments working for the Savage Arms Corp. in Utica, N.Y. in World War 2 were honored in a ceremony, some photos of which are below.  Note the picture of the sub-machine gun and its inscription.





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