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Everyone invited to book signing for Bud Willis

Newest book for husband of former Columbia, KY resident is "Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir
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Bud Willis, renowned author and former Vietnam Marine medevac pilot and his wife, Lee Barnes Willis (a former Columbia resident) will be at The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, between 11:30am-2pmCT for a book signing. A complimentary lunch will be served and everyone is invited to attend.

Willis will be signing his newest book, "Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir". The book is based on the journal that Bud kept in 1966 while he was stationed in Vietnam as a HU helicopter pilot. "Marble Mountain" presents a personal account of a young man's 1966 combat tour as a Marine helicopter pilot.



Dr. Dianne Sawyer, American Literature and English Language instructor says "Of the many books I have read about Vietnam, Marble Mountain wins hand down for it raw honesty, youthful naivete, and pure readability. Through riveting imagery, Bud Willis finally opens a window of understanding for readers of any age to experience the conflicting drama of one of the most challenging periods of American history".

"Gripping, heart-wrenching and realistic, Bud's poignant memoir lingers with the reader well beyond the conclusion of the book with a powerful message as relevant today as it was 45 years ago. I thank the author and all of the men of VMO-2 for the patriotism, courage, and bravery that they demonstrated for future generations. They truly sparkled as shining examples of the Marine Corps's promise of a "few good men." This book should be required reading for all Americans, and its timing could make it a bestseller."

Named Tennesse's Outstanding Young Man for service to his community, state and country, Bud Willis has been well recognized for his first book, Bluestocking, released in 2009, now in its second printing. He and Lee currently live in Naples, Florida.

Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit The Wounded Warrior Project

For more information on Bud, please visit his website: http://www.budwillis.com Update 2012-12-22: this web site doesn't appear to be active any longer.


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Bud and Lee Barnes Willis here June 1, 2011 for book signing



2011-05-29 - Photo Willis family photo.
Bud and Lee Willis will be at the Adair Co. Public Library on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 for a book signing from 11:30-2pmCT. Bud Willis latest book is "Marble Mountain," which presents personal accounts of a young man's 1966 combat tour as a Marine helicopter pilot. Lee Barnes, a native of Adair Co., KY, is the daughter of Charles and Barbara Barnes of Columbia.

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Marble Mountain book cover and author, Bud Willis



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Author Bud Willis will be at the Adair Co. Public Library on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 for a book signing from 11:30-2pmCT. Bud Willis, is pictured above with the cover of his latest book, "Marble Mountain," which presents personal accounts of a young man's 1966 combat tour as a Marine helicopter pilot. His wife is the fomer Lee Barnes, a native of Adair Co., KY.

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