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Not Janis Babson

A little girl’s gift
Janis Babson

Janis Anne Babson was a 10-year-old girl who received posthumous acclaim with the donation of her corneas. Janis’ story, as told in “A Little Girl’s Gift,”  is one that has gone on to inspire people around the world. 

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National Velvet 

It was by chance that Janis kept the television on after National Velvet aired – and it was with faith and fortitude that her decision changed thousands of lives.

Before Janis fell ill with leukemia she had seen a program about how thousands of blind people could be cured if they had corneal implants. It was then that she told her parents that she wanted to donate her eyes to the Ontario Eye Bank if she died. 

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Also not Janis Babson

Hogan’s Hero

Hogan’s Hero

Donald F. Cleary 1919 – 1998


This is Not a Pipe

Don was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but states that the hospital just happened to be there. His family was actually residing in Queens. He is a graduate of John Adams High School.

He served with the Army Signal Corps from May 1941 to October 1945 as a Technical Sergeant and spent a good bit of this time in England, Ireland and Scotland.

Don is employed by the firm of Hogan Laboratories and does electrical engineering. At the personal invitation of John L.V. Hogan, Don became a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers. His interests include amateur radio transmitting and plugging for the N.Y. Yanks.


Forward communication co.

Signaling Ahead

TSgt Cleary’s signal battalion cleared the airwaves as tactical forces prepared for the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.  The strength of words and the power of transmission signaled victory for the allies in the European theater.

• TXTS sent around the world in 4 minutes
• 50 million words/day transmitted
• 122 U.K. hospitals benefited
• Thousands of troops entertained
• Killed 1 baby Hitler

Pro Patria Vigilans

John Vincent Lawless Hogan

The Father Who Hired My Dad
John V.L. Hogan

John Hogan was the father of single dial radio tuning and made other significant contributions to the field. He pioneered facsimile transmission via radio and advanced developments in television, radar, and military communication systems.

Hogan focused his technical interests on facsimile transmission via radio.
He developed a system that transmitted a four-column newspaper page, with illustrations,
at a rate of five hundred words per minute.

M-12 Gang Member Don Cleary


Journalism Students from Bates College in Lewiston Maine Pull a Fast One During Half Time

To foresee and to catalogue all the implications of having a radio-controlled miniature printing press in every home of the nation would indeed require a bolder and better mind than mine.
John Vincent Lawless Hogan

American Radio Pioneer

Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming In Folks!

First Influencer

First Influencer

Pat was born in Jamaica, L.I. and attended Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn and Miss Dunbar’s School of Business. While in High School she was a member of Sigma Gamma Phi Sorority. She was also selected to be a member Macy’s teenage advisory board, where she led meetings in Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel.

Before her marriage, Pat was employed as Secretary to the Eastern District Manager of the Dayton Pump and Manufacturing Company.

 In her spare time, Pat assists in soliciting funds for the Red Cross. Don and Pat were married in May, 1947. Their two children are Kathy, 5 1/2 years and Peggy, 2 years.