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Troutdale Boy: The Story of a Correctional Worker from Appalachia
Author David Combs
ISBN 978-1-935186-49-6
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description 5.5" x 8.5" perfect bound, 160 pages, archival paper, 14 illustrations, $14.95
April 2014

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Author David Combs
112 Roberts Lane, N.E.
Cleveland, TN 37312
"Karen Stone is a true professional who takes great pride in her work. Without her help,, my book would not have been published. She made positive suggestions regarding wording, pictures, and book cover. She is, in my opinion, a caring person and an outstanding editor."    David Combs
The lifestory of a boy from Comer's Creek in Grayson County, Virginia, is often humorous, yet provides valuable insight into the role of a conscientious correctional professional.

Library of Congress Control Number:2014906777

Cover photographs of
Pine Mountain and author by Joyce Combs.

Cover photographs of Troutdale Post Office and Grayson County Historical marker by David Anderson:


About the Author
    David Combs was reared by his grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains. He entered the U.S. Army at 19 and served in Vietnam and as a correctional officer in the stockade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
    After his discharge, he earned an associate degree in police science and a bachelor's degree in corrections from East Tennessee State University. He was first employed at Tennessee State Prison prior to beginning his career with the federal prison system.
    Combs worked at six federal prisons, one regional office and with the United States Parole Commission. He served as a correctional officer, correctional counselor, case manager, case analyst, unit manager, and region CIM coordinator. During the last 10 years of his career, he was the camp administrator for a minimum security federal prison.
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