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 Posted: Thu Jul 24th, 2008 04:00 pm
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Tom Wiehle wrote:
Have to agree also on the book "Covered with Glory" by Rod Gragg, only 250 pages but it brought tears to my eyes to read some pages.

You want tears? A few years ago, three of my friends and I took Gragg's book and walked to the golf course side of Willoughby Run. From that point, I started reading aloud selected sections of the chapter entitled 'Covered with Glory.' We stepped across Willoughby Run, up the slope of the creek, and into Herbst Woods, with me reading the whole time. It took about an hour, but by the time we finished, I could hardly bring myself to speak I was so choked up. And the other guys were reduced to silence. The running narrative was an interesting way to explore the battlefield, made it personal and meaningful. Years later, we still talk about that day.

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