A collage of short articles about the history of Panama and the Canal Zone based on personal experiences, shared experiences with contemporaries and research about the times in the area. Sources and credits are given, whenever possible, at the end of each one of the articles included.
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Luis R. Celerier Luis "Louie" R. Celerier was born in Panama City, capital of the Republic of Panama on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus. He attended school in Panama the first 5 years and transferred to American schools in the Canal Zone in 1943 in order to learn English. He graduated from Balboa High School in 1951 and from Texas A&M University in 1955. Forced to move to the United States in order to find work, he began a long time career with Axelson, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of equipment for the oil and gas industries. He joined the Texas National Guard, served in the U.S. Army and was a Pilot and Cadet Program Officer in the USAF Civil Air Patrol for several years. He retired from Axelson in 1996. In 1997 he began a search for BHS Classmates and arranged 5 Class Reunions during the next 10 years. He also initiated a newsletter, The Panama & Canal Zone JUNCTION, in which he included many articles of his own, as well as that of other contributors, pertaining to the history of Panama and the Canal Zone. The encouragement of Julius Grigore, Captain, USN (Ret.), and other fellow writers, led Louie to format most of his articles into this book, Panama & The Canal Zone IN BITS & PIECES, a collage of short historic stories that take us to a place and past we knew, experienced, or heard about. Louie lives in Longview, Texas, with his wife Etheleen. October 2015.
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