Renowned Author and Former POW Speaks at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 19 July 2007

Photo Caption: Mike Durant, author of the best seller In the Company of Heroes, poses for a photo with several members of the Troy University Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium. During a recent visit to the Dothan Campus, the former black hawk pilot spoke to area teachers about his days as a POW in Somalia. Durant’s story appeared on the big screen in the movie Black Hawk Down, which is based on the book by Mark Bowden. Pictured with Durant (from left) are Crystal Weems, Enterprise City Schools; Sandy Armstrong, Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium co-director; Judy Williams, Consortium elementary advisor; Sandy Everhart, Enterprise City Schools; Christina Johnson, Consortium co-director; Sandy Sanders, Henry County Schools; and Renee Merritt, Houston County Schools.
Photo by: Inga Oberst/Troy University