Press: Buddy's Operation

One icy-cold night in January 1919, eight reckless Tennessee soldiers (one of them Colonel Luke Lea. Nashville publisher who later went to jail for conspiring to defraud the Asheville, N. C. Central Bank & Trust Co. of over $1,300,000) failed in a self-appointed, harebrained attempt to kidnap Kaiser Wilhelm from his Netherlands retreat. Censured by General John J. Pershing. they swore among themselves not to tell their story for 15 years. Three weeks ago the Saturday Evening Post featured their escapade as told to Truman Hudson Alexander, veteran Nashville Teunessean columnist who had...

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