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    • Christianity,
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    • Military memoir,
    • Vietnam war,
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    • Foster children

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A Conversation With a Friend
Concerning Justice, Peace and Joy
by Joseph P. La Mar

Read of the journey of an infant as he matures through his birth, foster family living, normal schooling and entrance into the Air Force at eighteen. Follow through in his military activities during 20 years of wartime service involved in numerous wartime/peacetime actions as a pilot, to his retirement at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at age 39. After retirement, he entered into a Theology program receiving a Master of Divinity degree leading to Ordination. Ordained at age 49 as a Maryknoll priest, he was assigned to work in the jungles of Guatemala. After some nine years of mission in Guatemala and the murder of one of his workers, he returned to the States. Assigned to his organization’s Treasury Department with a further assignment to represent his organization in a national organization named the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Its purpose was to challenge Corporations to adjust their outreach among the various entities they hire/serve in a more ethically manner both in the treatment of people and creation. Through this writing, he raises issues of injustices familiar to all of us and proposes solutions that we as a people might share for the betterment of all society.

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Joseph P. La Mar, lived the life of a foster child, an anxious student, a timorous enlisted man, a hesitant navigator, an uncertain pilot, a struggling student, a missionary priest and finally a retired uncle. The uncertainty in his life was of his own psychological making; his service to all his experiences was most professional and expressed a capability beyond the norm. Others knew not of his constant fear of unworthiness, weakness and failures; his struggles to be the best in all that he was called to be by people who knew him for his great capacity to produce the best of whatever he was called to accomplish. He puts together his autobiography demanded of him by his loving nieces and nephews.


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