Philip Potter of the Baltimore Sun

Phil Potter

John Philip Potter

This site explores the life and work of John Philip Potter of the Baltimore Sun. Phil was hired by H. L. Mencken in the 1939 and retired in 1972 then moved to Sonoma, California.

He covered 9 wars from before WWII to Vietnam. He was wounded twice, once during the war surrounding the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and again during the Korean war in 1950s during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. General Mathew Ridgeway pushed through the award of a Purple Heart for Korean wound.

Here is the extended 18 page version of his autobiography with more info that I have fount in his archive and some photos. It can be viewed or downloaded at".

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