Korean War remembered
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Hellgate Press has published a book by James N. Butcher, of Washington, D.C., titled "Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War."
Butcher was born in Bergoo in 1933. When Butcher was 8, his father was killed in the coal mines and his mother died three years later. By then the family had moved to Charleston's West Side, where he and his elder sister and brothers managed to raise themselves.
The day after graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1951, Butcher left Charleston for the Army. He was an infantryman with Fox Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment during the final year of the Korean War. He saw action in the Battle for Jane Russell Hill and the first Battle of Pork Chop Hill.
Butcher went on to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology and is professor emeritus in the psychology department at the University of Minnesota. He has published 58 books in his field of psychology.
The paperback book is $21.98 and available at hellgatepress.com.
City native writes novel
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston native J. Dwayne Craigo has published his first book, "The Gathering."
The novel is set in Tennessee, where Craigo now lives. The plot is about the citizens of a small town awaiting a visit from the U.S. president for a Fourth of July celebration. Meanwhile, a gathering of other, uninvited people is taking place.
The paperback book may be obtained from www.publishamerica.com.