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Posted on: October 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] The Destin Library Presents a Special Veterans Day Program

The Great War Through a Doughboy's Eyes

Destin, Fla. – On November 10th at 6:00 p.m., the Destin Library is pleased to present a special Veterans Day program featuring local author, Gregory S. Valloch. Greg’s grandfather, Corporal Howard P. Claypoole, kept two diaries and sent many letters home during his service with the U.S. Army during WWI. Using these and other historical records, Greg wrote The Great War Through a Doughboy’s Eyes, which paints a vivid picture of the life and hardships of an American enlisted man while fighting the Germans. In addition to discussing the book, Greg will have documents and personal items from Corporal Claypoole’s service in the Army. Library staff will also have on display military memorabilia from veterans in their own families along with a military memorial table.  

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 850-837-8572 or

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