Bennie G. Adkins is a retired US Army Command Sergeant Major and
recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in March 1966 during the
Vietnam War.After retiring from the Army in 1978 at the Army's
highest enlisted rank, Adkins earned a bachelor's and two master's
degrees from Troy State University, then went on to run his own
accounting company and teach classes at Southern Union Junior College
and Auburn University.He and his wife live in Opelika, Alabama.
Katie Lamar Jackson
is a writer, editor, and photographer with more than thirty years of
experience as a journalist, author, communicator, public relations
expert, and marketing specialist. She is currently editor and director
of Auburn University's agricultural communications and marketing
division. Jackson lives in Opelika, Alabama.