Richard Beckermeyer / Jerry Habraken / EchoSight / The Atlantic My Grandfather's American Dream Rich Beckermeyer October 13, 2015 I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Atlantic magazine's American Dream collaboration with EchoSight. Below is a paragraph I was able to include about my grandfather: Growing up in Puerto Rico, my grandfather didn’t have many options for work. After being drafted during the Korean War and serving at a Chicago hospital, mi abuelo worked many blue-collar jobs to support his wife and four children. Taxi driver, factory worker, and medical technician are just a few of the titles he held. Now he is forgetting his American Dream because of the dementia he suffers.