Corporal Louis Thompson Honored

What a thrill to see one of the 19 World War II veterans profiled in my upcoming book honored today. Late last year, the Governor of Georgia Elect’s office asked for nominations from the community of highly decorated Georgia veterans to be honored guests at Governor Kemp’s inauguration. I nominated Corporal Louis Thompson, who I had come to know over the last several months as … Continue reading Corporal Louis Thompson Honored

Ghost Soldiers

The Bataan Death March. Most of those interested in World War II know about the 75 mile forced march along the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines in 1942. It wasn’t meant to be nearly as brutal and deadly as it happened, but a confluence of factors contributed to the unfortunate circumstances–largely the unpreparedness of the Japanese when faced with the sheer number of prisoners and … Continue reading Ghost Soldiers

Humor: A WWII Veteran’s Favorite Weapon

Dick Bailey nudges his wheelchair next to the podium. Summoning the little remaining strength he has in each arm, he presses against the chair to stand. An aide places an arm under Dick’s elbow and guides him to a tall chair behind the microphone. “I’m not as feeble as I look,” Dick says with his gravely voice. “I spoke to this group some months ago, … Continue reading Humor: A WWII Veteran’s Favorite Weapon