Bill Baucom is a great friend of mine. He is a veteran of the Korean war. He survived the Chosin Reservoir and was a sniper during that time. I came to know him after my mother, who teaches school, had her students write valentines to the veterans hospital. Bill called to thank her. She invited him over for dinner and it's been about 8 years of friendship since. He has taught me so much about life and sacrifice. A true hero as were his buddies that never came home.