Mr. Donald Grisham is a social studies teacher at the University of Texas – University Charter School on the Waco campus. His class has been studying the events of World War II. Recently he invited Mr. J.C. Alston , a veteran of WWII and a survivor of Pearl Harbor, to speak to his class.
“We read about these events in our history books and see the images of war on video, but hearing the accounts from our surviving veterans is the best references to our history. We ask our veterans to speak to our students as a way of showing our respect and honor to their service to our country,” explains Mr. Grisham.
Mr. Alston is ninety years old and now lives in Troy, Texas.