Dr. Doug Given is well know for his excellent medical skills. Last Friday I saw another side of Doug. His second calling may well be as a storyteller. As is documented on this week’s front page, Doug appeared before the Braxton County Commission to follow up on an initial plea he made to have some type of permanent recognition for Brig. Gen. Kemp McLaughlin placed at the Courthouse. Doug gave a spell binding, although brief, account of General McLaughlin’s distinguished military career. I thoroughly enjoyed Doug’s tales of the General’s World War II excapades complete . . .
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