Award-winning columnist Raymond Reid has co-authored with World War II POW Pete Edris a new book, Dying for Another Day.
It’s the true account of Edris, whose B-17 was shot down over occupied France on March 8, 1943. In July 1943, his mother in Long Island, N.Y., received a telegram that Edris had been killed in action. In September 1943, she received a telegram stating that the War Department had made a mistake. Edris had NOT been killed, and was imprisoned at Stalag Luft III, the camp on which “The Great Escape” was based. The book was published by AuthorHouse.
Edris also served in the 306th Bomb Group commanded by Colonel Frank A. Armstrong. The Group was depicted in the movie, “Twelve O’clock High,” with Gregory Peck playing the part of Armstrong.
Reid is a two-time winner in the NSNC column writing contest: 2005 First Place Humor and 2007 Third Place Humor in the category of newspapers under100,000 circulation. Reid, who also has won three North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) journalism awards since 2005, is a columnist for the Kernersville (N.C.) News.
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