Jerry Jacobs and I were friends. I just found this, apparently from “New Bodega's” (a local hangout (along with D'Angelo's, the “Straw Bar”, and Kurt's) that had just closed and moved downtown, May or June 1961). Later, after my family returned prematurely to the States (so that I missed graduating from FHS), Jerry sent me a beer mug from “Little Mayer Gustl's”. A year later I was in the Army, basic training in Fort Gordon, GA. After basic, I took the bus back to DC and stopped in Fayetteville to see Jerry because we had stayed in touch. When I called from the bus station I learned from his brother that he had just died in a car crash.
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