Skip to comments.Recalling Ken Towery, a true Texas hero
Posted on 05/15/2016 8:30:28 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus
I'm sorry to have to tell you about Ken Towery's death. But I'm honored to be able to tell you about his life.
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He grew up on a South Texas farm and enlisted in the Army in World War II. He was captured by Japanese forces after the fall of Corregidor and spent 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of war. Towery's nation honored him with a Purple Heart and other decorations.
His postwar journalism career was highlighted by a 1955 Pulitzer Prize for his Cuero Record reports on fraud in the state's Veterans Land Program.
Too bad he didn’t investigate the ballot buying and ballot box stuffing 1948 senate election that LBJ stole. If it had been an honest election (LBJ literally stole and/or bought tens of thousands of votes) none of us would have ever heard of LBJ.
Me too. I remember my parents taking us on a vacation through Mississippi, handing out the book at every opportunity. You should have seen the look of the face of the locals. A car with Texas plates and a Goldwater bumper sticker.
I remember, as a kid, the family driving from CA to AL to visit grandma, big signs in TX, “eat Texas beef, not LBJ bologna”.
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