2013-10-17 / News

Local war hero featured in Korean War book


Larkin Spivey, a retired Marine officer, presents a copy of his new book to Col. Bruce Livingston, a veteran leader in town. The book, “Stories of Faith and Courage from the Korean War,” includes two stories from Livingston’s time fighting in the conflict. 
Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten Larkin Spivey, a retired Marine officer, presents a copy of his new book to Col. Bruce Livingston, a veteran leader in town. The book, “Stories of Faith and Courage from the Korean War,” includes two stories from Livingston’s time fighting in the conflict. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten Larkin Spivey, an author who has vacationed in Jamestown for more than 15 years, was recently in town to present a copy of his new book to Col. Bruce Livingston. Spivey’s latest work, “Stories of Faith and Courage from the Korean War,” is a daily devotional book filled with inspirational stories and personal anecdotes from soldiers on both sides of the Forgotten War.

Spivey, like Livingston, is a retired Marine Corps officer and decorated veteran who served during wartime. The two men met at the Naval War College two years ago when Spivey’s Korean War book was in its formative stage. Several interviews followed, leading to Livingston’s stories.

“This man is a famous Marine war hero, and I feel fortunate to have had the chance to meet him and get to know him,” Spivey said.

After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1974, Livingston made Jamestown his home and was a one-time owner of the Jamestown Boat Yard. His wife of more than 30 years, Anne, is currently chairwoman of the Coastal Resources Management Council. Spivey and his wife, Lani, are residents of Myrtle Beach, S.C., but consider Jamestown their second home. He is a Eucharistic minister.

“Jamestown is the perfect venue for a writer with its scenic beauty, great people, and proximity to the Naval War College,” said Spivey.

More information about Spivey and his award-winning books about faith in war can be found online at LarkinSpivey.com.

Spivey has also written “Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II,” “God in the Trenches” and “Miracles of the American Revolution.”

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