Timothy McVey makes his own name at Air Force
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Timothy McVey makes his own name at Air Force

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When Dave and Gina McVey’s second son was born in 1994, they named him Timothy.

They, of course, had no way to know that eight months later an American traitor, a former Army soldier with a name that sounded the same but with the surname spelled differently, would carry out a deadly act of domestic terror on April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh was captured that day and executed in 2001 for the deaths of 168 and injuries to hundreds more. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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