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The Soldier that Wagged Her Tail

  • National Lighthouse Museum 200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point Staten Island, NY, 10301 United States (map)

The National Lighthouse Museum is pleased to have Emmy Award winner, Dolores N. Morris present to speak about her book, The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail - A Black Veteran's Story of WWII, which chronicles her father William A. Morris Jr.’s wartime experiences with his dog, Trixie, by his side. The story of William A. Morris Jr.’s service in the all black 369th Coast Artillery Regiment and the 4251st Trucking Company during World War II is a story of a black soldier from Staten Island fighting for a country that is still wrestling with the ugliness of racism. Mr. Morris departed from Pouch Terminal, Stapleton and also returned there at the end of his tour of duty.

William and Trixie’s journey from the horrors of war in Europe to the arms of Morris’ family back home is a story of hope, courage, faith and love. More than just a story of a black soldier and his dog, The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail holds a universal message that inspires all of us.