by Chris Haire
Leave it up to Rocky D to find a way to dishonor blacks who served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. But that's what he's done with a segment honoring black Confederates.
Now, what's particularly interesting here is not that on his afternoon radio show Rocky has a segment honoring these men and that the WTMA host has chosen Black History Month to do it. Nope.
Honoring these men is certainly appropriate during this month of remembrance, that is if Rock's intentions here are true. Only he knows if that's truly the case.
What's really of note is Rocky's retelling of the story of Jones Greer and how the WTMA host, uh, reimagines Greer's story.
Feel free to compare this brief account of Greer's life with Rocky's own version. You can find both below.
First, Greer's tale:
Jones Greer, born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1844. He served with General Forrest's Escort in 1863 or 1864. Greer was a servant for Lt. George Cowan. Lt. Cowan commanded the escort in their last battle of the war. Jones Greer was living in Marshall County, Belfast, Tennessee, at the time he filed for pension. He owned about 10 acres of land that was valued at $250. He had 3 acres of corn valued at $50.00.
And, now, Rocky D's slightly revised version. B'WTF?