Retired colonel shares memoir July 19

Jul 16, 2014

Local author Col. Tom Davis will discuss his new memoir, "The Most Fun I Ever Had with My Clothes On," at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

In his memoir, the author relates his experiences during the 31 years spent in the U.S. Army, rising through the ranks from private to full colonel. Twenty of those years he served with U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets).

This book chronicles his time in three combat zones: Vietnam, Bosnia and Iraq/Turkey. Thomas (Tom) Hoyt Davis, III (AKA The Squid), entered the Army as a private and retired as a full colonel. This is Davis' fourth book.

"I hope my readers find this book of interest to them and enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. My wife Polly and I labored through each of our memoirs at the same time. When she finishes hers, I’m sure it will be of great interest to the reader to compare the two," Davis said. "One may well wonder if we were actually together at the same place at the same time as our views of identical situations seem as far apart as Venus is to Mars. Go figure."

Davis holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California.

His short stories, articles, and poetry have been published in Poets Forum, The Carolina Runner, Triathlon Today, ByLine, Georgia Athlete, The Saturday Extra(magazine section of the Fayetteville Observer), A Loving Voice Vol. I and II, and Special Warfare (a professional military journal published by the Special Warfare Center). Many of his short stories have received honors in writing contests sponsored by ByLine magazine.

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