Honoring The Story Of “Bones Of My Grandfather”
On Monday - Memorial Day - the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center here in Chattanooga added a new exhibit: a permanent installation on Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.
The Marine Corps officer - who grew up in Knoxville - was killed in the Pacific during World War II.
He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart - but his remains were recovered only within the past decade.
Clay Bonnyman Evans - his grandson - chronicles the search for those remains in his book, “Bones of My Grandfather.”
I spoke with Clay when he visited Chattanooga a few days ago for the unveiling of the Medal of Honor exhibit.
For more about the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center here in Chattanooga, visit mohhc.org.