Cook brothers

Left, the Cook brothers from the Bamboo community of Watauga County are pictured in their younger days on the family farm. All six of them served in the U.S. Army during World War II, most at the same time. From left are Grant, Bill, Mac, Dane, Boyd and Doc Cook.

Editor’s Note: The following story was initially printed in celebration of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 1999.

It was a perilous time for six brothers from Boone during World War II.

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