Did your uncle provide the historical basis for your plot in THE PAIN
Christian Strayhorn Spence
To a large extent, yes. Jack Addison's experience is based on the National Guard Unit called up from Asheboro, North Carolina. Honey Starr is based on Asheboro, NC, my hometown. Matter of fact, if you unscramble the letters, it spells my maiden name, Strayhorn(e).