CU to sell World War II book

CU to sell World War II book


July 14, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – If you didn’t get a chance to get a copy of Campbellsville University’s World War II book, titled “They Were Soldiers, The stories of those from Taylor County who served during World War II,” on July 4, you have another opportunity.


The book will be offered for sale Saturday, July 18, at Wal-Mart at 725 Campbellsville Bypass from 9 a.m. until noon.


The book features stories on local soldiers written by students in the mass communication department at CU. Proceeds from the book go toward mass communication student scholarships.


The book was funded by a grant from the WEL (Writing, Engagement, Learning) Program at the university.


The veterans included in the book are: William Conrad Claycomb, Garnett Henderson, J. Lynwood Kessler, Herman W. Rattliff, Bill Sears, W.I. Rucker, Buford Wilson, Kenneth Eugene Alfrey, Rhoden Skaggs, J.C. Furkin, Robert Oldham, Turner Gaddie, Jimmie Graves, Robert “Bobby” Miller, Ralph Tesseneer and M.B. Gaskins. Furkin died while the book was being prepared for publication. His wife has been invited to the book signing.
The 75-page, soft-cover book sells for $10. For more information, contact Stan McKinney, assistant professor of journalism at CU, at or at 270-789-5035.
Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.