I am basically writing this email to thank you so much for coming to Australia.

Thank you again for sparing the time, for being present to hear our questions, for sharing your valued insights and knowledge, and in addition to all that, thank you for your friendship.

As I said on the occasion, I was hoping for a sunny occasion for your visit to Cafe Sydney knowing that you would only be here for one day.

It was delightful to have the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the harbour and the Opera House bathed in pleasant autumn sun for your time with us.

As a postscript, I have an ongoing interest in the military combat in the Pacific of World War II, and I have often visited on the net the stories of the combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Palau, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.

I was therefore quite electrified by your May 29 Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader. You truly have an awesome family history indeed!

I rechecked the story on the battle for Henderson Field, and sure enough, within it is a section on Oka’s attack and the opposition he faced from a company machine gun section under Mitchell Paige.

Interesting to learn of his Serbian origin – not Paige but Pejic. On your website, the first article about the next Korean War has a photo of you when you were younger from which I see a great resemblance to your uncle!

Many Thanks!
Sydney, Australia