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March 3rd, 2008 • Quill Archives
Beachhead News

Editor’s note: The following commentary was written by Tom Riordan, an SPJ member since 1943, who served in the U.S. Army’s 45th Division during World War II. Riordan later became a reporter at the Pontiac Daily Press, where he met Ty Cross, a Detroit Times newsman who in wartime helped produce a truly remarkable “community” newspaper: The Beachhead News.