Dear Editor: Brother Jude was my guidance director when I was attending St. Anthony’s H.S. from 1973 through 1977 (“Brother Jude Byrne, O.S.F., Obits, Dec. 15”).
Although I was accepted into the university of my first choice, I also enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves during my senior year.
That was a rare choice to make in those post-Vietnam war days, especially for someone attending a college-preparatory high school.
His mild manner and sensible judgment provided me with an affirmation of my chosen path, even though my decision to join the military was not popular at the time. His guidance provided me the necessary support to follow my desires.
As a result, I ended up achieving my childhood dream of becoming an airline pilot after a successful tour flying in the Marine Corps. God bless you, Brother Jude.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
CAPT. KEVIN M. MACDONNELL