The night of Dec. 6, 2016, Beaufort police were called to what they thought was a drowning in the marsh behind the Howard Johnson Inn. There, they found a 19-year-old woman crawling for her life through the mud.
One hundred years ago this month, a University of Pennsylvania professor enlisted in the American Expeditionary Forces to serve during the First World War. He would not return. As we mark this year’s Memorial Day, consider the story of Ward Wright Pierson.