I was just sitting at my desk and up came an amazing couple, W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley, bearing me a gift. That gift was their new book, African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers (2016). And on the top right of the cover was Wilson’s own Maj. Joseph Henry Ward (1872-1956). Also included in the book is a doctor who practiced in Wilson, Dr. Thomas Clinton Tinsley. Doug and Joann split their time between Washington DC and Florida and Wilson is right on their route, so they wanted to stop by.
And not only did they give me a book, they also want to do a program on WWI in November on their return trip to Florida!