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Thank you for the info, Ms. Bell!
Thanks for the kind words everyone. It was a lot of fun getting to know Clayton and Mr. Ledbetter.SugarMagnolia, I got the deets on how to get a book! You can go to www.OrderStudentreasures.com or call 800-867-2292. You'll need the PIN number for Clayton's book, which is 1237677. I think the book is $19.99 plus shipping.
How wonderful it is that Mr. Ledbetter is able to see Clayton's honor to him! Not every child gets to know a great-grandparent. I would say both Mr. Ledbetter and Clayton are blessed! Good job, Clayton and thank you Mr. Ledbetter for sharing your memories with him, for us.
I loved this story. Clayton said of his great-grandfather: "it's pretty awesome what he's done".
And so it is equally awesome what Clayton has done. Bless you, young man, for bringing the voice of an earlier generation to all generations. The things your great-grandfather went through should never have to be endured by any human being. It is important that we never forget, and, now, because you have helped get his story out to the world, you have helped make a difference.
Thanks for the great article VicAd. Excellent writing, Ms. Bell. One question: how do I get a copy of this book? Is it going to be sold in bookstores or online?
Great job Clayton! I think it's awesome that you chose to write about your Great Grandfathers life. I applaud Mrs. Peters and STJ for allowing students like Clayton the opportunity to publish the events of their families, in this case, the heroic events of Mr. Ledbetter.
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This young man has great maturity to not only be curious to what went on in his grandfather's life but to have the desire to capture this information and put it into writing is amazing. Most of the time we don't care about this sort of old stuff until we are late in years and our parents, grandparents, uncles, etc.. are dead and gone.
Good article VA.
What a wonderful story, but no pics??