Bynum - Retracing Steps by Wilford Lane

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"Bynum - Retracing Steps" tells the history, development and decline of a small community located on and next to a U.S. Army ordnance depot which covers the time period of the 1950's and 60's. Within this history are numerous stories about interesting people who lived there and events that occurred during the period. All accounts are true. The names of the people are actual names except for Joe who shot off his middle toe to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War.

About Wilford Lane

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At six years of age, Wilford "Willy" Lane move to Bynum, Alabama with his family in the early 1950's.  He continued to reside in Bynum throughout the 1950 and 1960 period the book covers, and he witnessed, knew about or participated in all of the stories, events and anecdotes he tells about in the book.  In 1966 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served a tour of duty on the aircraft carrier, USS Kearsarge, in the Tonkin Gulf during the Vietnam War.  He then served a second tour of duty for one year on shore in DaNang Vietnam.  He completed his four year Navy enlistment with the rank of E-5 in 1970 and was Honorable Discharged. He attended undergraduate school at Jacksonville State University and received a B.A. degree with a political science major. His graduate stucdies were at Birmingham School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1978.  That same year he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar and has had continued a general law practice in Anniston, Alabama to the present date. He married Amy Robinson in 1972 and she is the office manager and legal assistant in the law practice. They have three children, Joshua, John and Emily, and four grandchildren, Sarah Lane, Brittney Brown, Krystal Brown and Joseph Lane.
Published December 18, 2009 by AuthorHouse. 168 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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