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Book recounts times during World War II

Dana Greene, right, spent two weeks interviewing Charles T. Davis Sr. before writing the book “See it Through,” Davis’s WWII memoir. Greene will be signing books at the Manor House at Merry Acres Inn Friday.

Dana Greene, right, spent two weeks interviewing Charles T. Davis Sr. before writing the book “See it Through,” Davis’s WWII memoir. Greene will be signing books at the Manor House at Merry Acres Inn Friday.

ALBANY, Ga. -- A World War II veteran's war stories moved area author Dana Bryan Greene to write "See it Through," a memoir of Charles T. Davis Sr.

Greene will be available to sign copies of her book Friday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Manor House, part of the Merry Acres Inn complex at 1500 Dawson Road.

Greene's story centers mostly on the World War II experiences of Davis, as recounted in a series of interviews with the author. Other sources were utilized, Greene said, including earlier interviews conducted by the Early County Historical Society.

Davis, a farmer in the tiny community of Rowena, near Damascus, and 89 at the time of Greene's interviews, served in Europe with the 331st Infantry, 83rd Division. He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and was severely wounded in later action.

In a particularly moving segment of the book, Greene recounts the mistaken telegram sent to Davis' mother telling her he'd been killed in action, with a good-intentioned field hand, on a mule, approaching in a cloud of dust, yelling, "It's a mistake. He's alive."

Books are available in paperback for $8.95 each or in hardback for $13.95. In addition, they may be ordered by calling Straight Path Publishing LLC at (540) 907-2011.