Hartsville man publishes World War II account
Retired lieutenant colonel Grady Weaver of Hartsville has written and self-published a book about his wife’s father and his experiences in World War II.
The book is titled “Fire Creeping in Short Grass.” Here is how the book jacket describes it:
The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a pivotal moment in U.S. and world history. The attack thrust the U.S. into World War II and set in motion a series of events that would transform the country into a global superpower and guardian of international order.
Frank Trimual Wall would be a volunteer that joined “the Few and the Proud.” Just an ordinary young man doing extraordinary jobs when facing fears, terrors, triumphs and joys, as he too cast in motion a series of milestones along his own path in the Marine Corps.
In this biographical account, LTC (Retired) Henry Grady Weaver takes you on a long, arduous journey from the green hills and mountains of western North Carolina, through the rigors of Parris Island and the combat conditions at Guadalcanal-Cape Gloucester-Peleliu, and finally a career in the Corps that would complete this Marine’s life’s mission.
Pearl Harbor was more than just the gateway to America’s entry into WWII. It developed a United States Marine that was adaptable, flexible, reliable, respected, spirited, trusted and versatile. Semper Fidelis — Always Faithful!
Weaver comes from a long line of patriots who lived a life of service to ensure our freedom and push the country to greatness.
Originally from Darlington, Weaver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Shorter University (Rome, Ga.) and a Master of Science degree from Troy University (Troy, Ala.).
The “eBook” rendition of the book is already out on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, along with about 12 other retailers (Kobo, Bol, etc.), selling at $3.99. The printed version is $33 and may be purchased at https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Fire-Creeping-In-Short-Grass.