This is a bit late for Memorial Day, but it is still relevant.
Last summer, I received an inquiry from a researcher in Belgium about a Wofford alum who had died in World War II and is buried in the American cemetery of Henri-Chapelle in Belgium. Specifically, the researcher asked for information about James Bell Heins, Jr, a 1938 Wofford graduate as well as his photograph.
It turns out that my researcher’s son had adopted Captain Heins’ grave in the cemetery there. I shared what information we have, as well as a picture from the Bohemian.
On the morning of Memorial Day, I received this picture by email and thought the story was worth sharing. It makes me personally grateful to know that someone has taken a special interest in a Wofford alum and South Carolinian who died in World War II and never came back to his alma mater.