He wasn’t a great athlete, a famous scientist, or a wonderful chef. He wasn’t even the fun grandpa, but the more time that passes since his death I have come to realize he was and is a true American Hero. And that I love him very much.
My name is Josh Hopewell. Joshua Clifford Hopewell, to be exact. And while I don’t go by Clifford (and even passed on the $100 Grandad offered me if I would name one of my sons Clifford), I think it’s a fine name too.
Lately I’ve felt like I needed to do something to keep Grandad’s memory alive. I hope you will take a few moments to learn about this American Hero and how you can help promote his Legacy. Visit cliffordslegacy.com
I know Grandad loved this country, what it stands for, and the people who make it great.
Clifford’s Legacy has a two fold mission.
One, to serve our wounded servicemen and women. And two, to promote a love of Texas history.
All proceeds from sales of Combine 13 purchased through this website will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
All proceeds from sales of Sam Houston, Remember Goliad, and James Bowie, purchased through this website will be donated to the Texas Historical Foundation.
If Grandad were alive today nothing would make him prouder than to know that his books were being used in such a powerful way to serve others.
Now, about Combine 13...
During the air battles that raged over the European continent during World War II, many heavy bombers blew up due to enemy anti-aircraft guns or attacks by enemy fighters, or both. Usually there were few survivors, if any. The author was one of the fortunate soldiers who did survive. Subsequently, he spent seven weeks in six different hospitals and two years in a German prison camp for Allied Force officers. Every aspect of life in a POW camp is portrayed, from boredom to the dramatic reality of their struggle against an enemy responsible for the deaths of millions of political and military prisoners. This is the story of young Americans and other Allies in cramped quarters, with little food available, of escape attempts, and the cat-and-mouse game played between German security personnel and their prisoners.