Monday, May 25, 2015


On Memorial Day I often think about my father and uncle who served during World War 2.  My uncle was killed in action in August 1943 while dive-bombing Nazi U-Boats off Trinidad. His name was Kendall LaCraft - I am named for him.

In 2013 I created a short film about him.  While doing research for the project I became aware of a serious fling he had in the year prior to his death. Her name is Billie and she is still living,  I interviewed her for the film.

WHEN BILLIE MET KENDALL features the voice of Nick Marcotte reading my uncle's words.  Nick is the son of Michael Marcotte, a news consultant, writer and teacher known to many folks in NPR Newsland.

Hope you enjoy the short film.

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