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How Tom Hanks, HBO's 'Band of Brother's influenced author to tell father's story
Dawson County man tells father’s story as one of the U.S. Army’s first paratroopers
John Hewitt
John Hewitt has lived in Dawson County for 24 years and currently works as chief operating officer and award-winning columnist at The Champion Newspaper in Decatur. -Photo courtesy of John Hewitt
“When we were young, he just didn’t talk about his service that much. Then, I started finding out that he was actually part of the leadership team at Camp Toccoa and trained the guys who were later on immortalized in the Band of Brothers series. That’s why I wrote the book," John Hewitt said.