This past Wednesday was Veterans Day. I am privileged to know a courageous World War II veteran named Walter Fleming. He operated a Higgins boat (LCVP) rescuing wounded from Iwo Jima’s Red Beach 1. He is a true hero and I love listening to his stories. His uniform is on display at the Iwo Jima Museum in Harlingen, TX.
After his time in the service, he helped found World Indigenous Missions and worked for many years as a missionary planting churches in Mexico. It’s harder for him to travel now, but he and his wife Cathy have found a new outlet for ministry: book publishing. Walter and Cathy amaze me with their dedication and efficiency. This summer they helped a pastor in Africa publish a book. I had the honor of designing the cover shown above.