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WW2 U-Boat Commander Sights Heaven…
by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have not been able to find this guys name on any U-Boat crew or commander listing, so while the story remains true to my knowledge, just not sure about the guys name...just for point of reference...Ed



During that war, Rudy Plapert(sp?) was a captain,

He did captain a submarine in the North Atlantic,

And the story goes, as I was yet to be born,

He did through his periscope see a place he felt he could be reborn…


He told his exec that after the war, whichever way it went,

He wanted to settle down and open a hotel on its shore,

For the war to be over quickly he was hell-bent,

It lasted too long anyway, years many over four…


At that time the German U-boaters would land & buy food,

Before America did enter the war, before they and Germany had a feud,

They would walk the length of the beach enjoying their mid war break,

Picking up a chicken or some eggs or if lucky finding some steak…


So the war did finally end, and Rudy DID build a hotel,

Called it the Dolphin and it still exists today,

He survived the second wars hell,

And became a hotelier in Sea Isle City,

No longer with us is Rudy, but his hotel still stands,

With great views of his first love the ocean & then the bay…



© ed ~~`1/14/09

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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/15/2009
Nice! very nice! no one deserve more to realize their dreams that those War Veterans and it doesn't matter under which flag they sailed.
Great story lil'brother.


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/15/2009
History can truly be fascinating, Bro, and this historic tale is a good one!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/15/2009
Such an informative write Ed and so well done. Thank you, Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/15/2009
Follow your dreams, they are sure to come true. Thank you Ed for a little history.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/15/2009
Cool write, Ed; well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/14/2009
he fore saw his future and follow throught
made his dream come true
Peace Brother

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 1/14/2009
Nice historical piece. Ed, for a man with the blots.

Take care bud, hope all goes well

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/14/2009
well done
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 1/14/2009

How wonderful that Rudy saw his dream come true! So many people leave this earth before their dreams are realized. Great.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/14/2009

Have never heard of this Dolphin. What a cool lookin' place! Tell ya what: I ever get out Joisey way, you can show me around. :) Deal? An excellent write - a bit of Heaven on Atlantic shores! :)

(((HUGS))) love and prayer, Karla.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/14/2009
It's amazing what one can see through a periscope Ed, more people should through it, and see the real world, wonderful deep write, you dove right into an era, that had many such amazing stories,
Bless You! Jasmin Horst

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