Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Veterans History Project

William E. Simmons, Lt. Commander, US Navy, 1966-1987

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Having a parent who had served in the US military (Navy) for over 30 years would have an influence on a young man. Upon graduation from high school, William Simmons (Bill) pretty much knew what he was going to be doing the next few years. He had listened to his Dad's advice and stories most of his life. He knew what to look for and what to expect.