Kelly Haggmark, Class of 1988Kelly Haggmark, Class of 1988


Just One Soldier by Kelly Haggmark, Class of 1988Just One Soldier

Time spent in service to country, community, and family is never wasted nor forgotten.

When Dick Haggmark was in his early twenties, he joined the Army. As a civilian, he served as a volunteer fireman and auxiliary policeman for more than 20 years.

Just One Soldier, written by Kelly L. Haggmark, Class of 1988 and a former instructor at JCC, is a book that contains 80 letters Dick wrote to his family in 1954 while he was stationed in Japan. The book also contains the words of a diary written by Dick's mother, covering the two-and-a-half years just prior to his death at the age of 47. The book also contains photos, family memories, author commentary, and newspaper clippings.

In the introduction to Just One Soldier, Kelly writes: 

"Dick was born on September 11 and died on February 14. Two days represented by the heart of Americans. One when our hearts felt like they we being ripped from our chests; the other a day we celebrate the ones we love. The emotion of love is tied to both days and represents the man this book is about, Richard Herman Haggmark Sr. He loved and served his country, his community, and his family. He is remembered by his family and his community for that love and service."

Kelly will speak about Just One Soldier on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the St. Susan Center, 31 Water Street, Jamestown.

She will also hold a book signing event on April 18, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore & Ryders Cup Coffee, 28 Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of Kelly's book in paperback or as an e-book, click here.






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