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CAPTAIN FLATTERY STORIES

It’s Flattery, dammit.  Accept no imitations.

The Sitch

Just before Einstein published his theory of general relativity, my maternal grandfather, Henry Flattery, became a Detective in the New York City Police Department. In equal and opposite forces,  Flattery got places relatively quickly. Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1917, he served in the 69th Infantry Regiment (aka The Fighting Irish.) He returned to his detective post in Queens after the war.

Captain Flattery led 8 homicide squads in Jamaica, reporting directly to the Queens District Attorney. He received three commendations and four citations for excellent police duty between 1915 and 1952.  To top all that, he gave me a dollar on my First Communion.

GALLIMAUFRY

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