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The other day I received a nice note from Jack Horst, a volunteer at the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s McClurg Museum in Westfield, NY. Will Cushing, of course, spent much of his life in Fredonia, which is a town in Chautauqua County.

“Your book , Commander Will Cushing, which I just finished, really captures the spirit of  that young man and his brother, Alonzo,” wrote Jack. “We often refer to him as the original or prototype Navy SEAL when we tell visitors to the Museum about him and show them the Cushing artifacts that we have on display. I hope your book does well.  Well done.”

Thanks for the note, Jack–much appreciated.