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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Isabella Beach, Fishers Island, Long Island, New York

In 1943 my grandfather, Herbert Pinto, began his third posting with the Army at Fort Wright on Fishers Island in New York. My grandparents had 2 children at the time and the whole family was there for 2 years. Fishers Island is tiny, 2 miles long and ¾ of a mile across. It was during this posting that my grandfather would invent telescope sights using spider webs as additional cross hairs. The spiders contributing to the war effort were named Spitler and Spirohito.

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