Mark Elam, right, spent eight years interviewing his father, Willie J. Elam, 94, about his combat experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. The interviews resulted in a book.
Mark Elam, right, spent eight years interviewing his father, Willie J. Elam, 94, about his combat experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. The interviews resulted in a book. Herald-Leader
Mark Elam, right, spent eight years interviewing his father, Willie J. Elam, 94, about his combat experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. The interviews resulted in a book. Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Son's project opened book on father's World War II experience

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.