23 May Dallas Morning News
First-time author tells story of father and former Aggie he barely got to know.
Buryl Baty was a star at Paris High and at Texas A&M, not to mention a hero at El Paso Bowie.
But he was mostly a ghost to his oldest son, who was 4 when his father died. Gaines Baty’s memories are fleeting, wispy, dreamlike. Watching practices from the bench. A hunting trip, arms locked tight around his dad’s neck as they jump a dry gully. Waking up to his mother crying, then hearing the reason.
“Honey, your daddy won’t be coming home.”
By Kevin Sherrington
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