From: Gary Earney
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 4:46 PM
Subject: Some one to add to GBNF
Hi, this is Gary Earney, Class of 1965. I
just joined the ISBNetWork.com. I would like to add one of our
long-ago professors--Mr. J. E. Le Pallec, who taught French II, III and
IV at least for 1962-65.
Mr. Le Pallec graduated from Anger
University, in France, with a B.A. I remember him as a wonderful
French teacher during my 3 years at ISB, caring but demanding, and with
a great sense of humor. He had lived in Thailand for quite some
years by then, and was fluent in Thai. I remember him fondly.
He enriched my experience at ISB. The other French teacher at the
time was Madame Francoise Pundarik, who taught French I.
After I graduated in 1965, I worked as a
civilian for the US Navy in Bangkok, with the OICC/SEA office on Silom
road. During that time, Mr. Le Pallec died during some type of
altercation at his home; the Bangkok World carried an extensive article
on it at the time. I remember sitting in High School Principal
Shelton Marlow's office shortly thereafter, discussing with him and
other students what could be done. Although I lived in Bangkok for
many months thereafter, leaving for college at Oregon State University's
College of Forestry in June 1966, I was never able to discover more
information about Mr. Le Pallec's passing.
Thank you for adding Mr. Le Pallec to the
GBNF listing. I really appreciate your work, and David's, on this
effort. It brings closure to a lot of us who wonder over the
years, whatever happened to....