Book Is Available

Volume II of “Hometown’s Fallen: Discovering the Human Aspects of War,” researched and written by students of USD Professor Jing Williams, is now available. The book chronicles the stories of local fallen military heroes.

For the past several years, USD Professor Jing Williams and students in her education classes have been researching Clay County veterans who were killed during WW I, WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In 2018, the book, “Hometown’s Fallen: Discovering the Human Aspects of War,” was published, chronicling the stories of local fallen heroes the students had researched. Now, Volume II of the project is on bookshelves.

Volume II, which Williams self-published through a grant from the USD Chiesman Fund (just like she did for Volume I), chronicles the life stories of nine more local fallen heroes that Williams’ recent students researched. Four of the authors from Volume I (students in Williams’ Secondary Education class, SEED 415: 7-12 Social Studies Methods, in 2016 and 2017) also wrote short paragraphs to include in Volume II, documenting how the project impacted them as future teachers.

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