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Frankfort author Joe Ziemba (left) poses for a photo with Mercedes Sheppard, the head of school for Morgan Park Academy, during a launch for his latest book, “Cadets, Cannons and Legends: The Football History of Morgan Park Military Academy.”
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
3:22 am CST February 11, 2019

Most of us are influenced by our upbringing and the surroundings that are tied to that.

That was certainly the case for Frankfort resident Joe Ziemba. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, he lived with his parents on the campus of Morgan Park Military Academy. 

That was because his father, also named Joe, was a football coach at the school from 1944-54. The younger Ziemba was born during that time [Dec. 21, 1949], and was very young that chapter in his life made an impression.