WWII Veterans Sign Books Of Their Stories


April 13, 2017

Some of the veterans who were honored are pictured: Front row from left: Faye Edney of Hendersonville, wife of the late Vernon Edney, U.S. Army, O.E. Starnes Jr., of Asheville; Elizabeth Tilston of Brevard, British Army; Ray Pegram of Spindale, U.S. Army Air Corps; William Siniard of Brevard, U.S. Navy. Second row from left (members of Transylvania Honor Guard): Lewis Powell, Johnny Martinez, Joe Smith, Joe Parker, and Gus Constantine.

Nine veterans of World War II and one widow of a veteran gathered in the library's Rogow Room and signed books containing the veterans' stories in their own words last week. The veterans were escorted and honored by the Transylvania Honor Guard.

The book, "World War II Veterans Of Western North Carolina, Their Stories In Their Own Words," by Brevard resident Janis Allen, is an honor project of...

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