I have a new post on my blog, www.TrailsToTexas.com
honoring my uncle, James Wilbur Bird, Sr. Yesterday, September 13, 2013, was the 70th anniversary of his capture on September 13, 1943 in Italy. He spent the next 21 months as a POW. Bird was a descendant of Texas Ranger Captain John Bird, who was killed at the Battle of Bird's Creek in 1839. He was born at his parent's farm in the Harmony community of Burleson County, which is on the John Bird League.