FRAN O'BRIEN'S UPDATE
I thought it was time to get an update on Fran O'Brien's, so I sent an email to LTC Buzz Patterson. If you're not familiar with Fran's, here's the background. Within a couple days, Patterson replied. This is what he had to say:
**The dinners continue. Several restaurants are involved on a rotational basis.
**Marty and Hal are in negotiations for a new place; when that's finalized the dinners will resume at their new location.
**As Patterson puts it, Hilton "totally rolled" Fran's, because he's learned that Hilton had plans to open a new restaurant in Fran's location all along. (Speculation has always been that Hilton was uncomfortable with our wounded military on the property during Friday night dinners) Patterson says he tried to get an official response from Hilton regarding the new restaurant but has received no cooperation from them.
**Patterson will be back on the east coast in a few days and plans to attend some of the dinners. At that time he will obtain more information and report back to us.
I would like to thank LTC Patterson for the information on Fran's, and I encourage you to visit his website. He has a new book that will be released September 2006.
WAR CRIMES: THE LEFT'S CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE THE MILITARY AND LOSE THE WAR ON TERROR.
Buzz in "the office." (C-141 Starlifter)