Damn Right It Hurts! : A Virginia Hillbilly Becomes a World War II Hero
Wade GilleyISBN: 0595320945;
Book Description Book explores guilt, sacrifice By Lise Hausrath Simmons?The Reston Times Newspaper ?A mother?s guilt and the ultimate sacrifice of her youngest son on the killing fields of Belgium during World War II are explored in a simple yet touching book by Wade Gilley, a Reston resident.? Review by Wytheville Enterprise?Wytheville, Virginia Al Jennings of Wytheville, VA grew up in Fries with Russell Gilley. They were friends. ?He was anoutgoing, happy person. He liked to joke and was very laid back. He never got excited,? recalled Jennings. He noted that young draftees had no choice in the branch of the military they were to serve during World War II. If they volunteered, Jennings said, they could choose. ?I got my dad to sign for me and went into the Navy. Russ? mother signed for him and he went into the Army. I never saw him again,? Jennings said Review By Heather Froeschl of...
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