A Man of Peace Goes to War: A Memoir – By Harold Storey
A Man of Peace Goes to War is a compilation of the very stories Mr. Storey has carried with him for over seventy-five years, shared with thousands of people through writing and oral interviews, and repeated again to me. In order to help “fill in the gaps” between his stories, included are sections of a piece titled The History of Company C, 10th Infantry U.S. Inf. Fifth Division, in the Battle of Europe. Lieutenant Robert Dunn worked closely with Mr. Storey and several other members of the company shortly after the war to compile and write The History of Company C. This piece tells the complete history of Mr. Storey’s company during the war and gives a thorough overview of the locations and dates that correspond with Mr. Storey’s retellings. The History of Company C was never published, and only used as a reference between the veterans of Company C after the war.
Storey is a veteran from Chattooga County, Georgia, having served as a captain in the United States Army during World War II. He was involved in The D-Day invasion landing at Utah Beach, helped lead the push of German Forces across France, and was eventually wounded in The Battle of the Bulge. Harold was awarded numerous battle ribbons in the European theater including the Purple Heart, Silver Star for “Gallantry in Action” for bravery during the Battle for Metz, and the French Legion of Honour Award.
Harold later served as Chairman of S.I. Storey Lumber company until his retirement. He and his wife Rena are active members of Rome First Baptist Church and have been in many church and community civic organizations. Together they raised two children, Rena Henderson and Hal Storey. They are proud grandparents and great-grandparents and reside in Rome, Georgia.