The life of a South Carolina native, Citadel graduate and World War II hero is the subject of a local play opening the season at Abbeville Opera House.
See You in St. Lo tells the story of Major Thomas Howie, an Abbeville resident who said those words moments before he was killed while fighting in France. The script was written by Abbeville resident Shelley Reid.
“It’s a beautiful script,”the play’s director Brad Christie said. “It’s very well-done.”
“It’s a story of the Second World War, which people literally all over the world are familiar with because of what this man did and the way he’s been honored there in St. Lo, France,” Christie said. “Part of the interest for us is the local angle.”
After growing up in Abbeville, Howie graduated from the Citadel in 1929. He was by his classmates and elected president of the senior class. He also played football for the Bulldogs, helping the team upset Clemson 12-7 in 1928. [Read more…]