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Last updated 11/27/2019 at 3:32pm

Seated, from left, Connestee resident Paul Spencer, former Connestee resident Elizabeth Tilston and Brevard Resident Bill Siniard. Standing, from left, author Janis Allen, Hendersonville resident Pooch Pace, Brevard resident Tom McCrary and Brevard resident Harold Wellington. (Courtesy photos)

In Their Own Words

Janis Allen's book "World War II Veterans of the Carolinas: Their Stories in Their Own Words" provides a fascinating glimpse of history through the eyes of 27 western North Carolina men and women who lived that history.

In a series of interviews, some with current or former Connestee Falls residents, these vets open up about what it was like to serve their country during that epochal time. In accounts that are factual, often read like adventure stories, and are sometimes even funny, these vets describe entering the service, their wartime experiences and their post-war l...

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