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William D. LaRue, a married father of two, is an award-winning journalist, a former reporter and copy editor for The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y., and a retired website producer for Advance Local. He has authored four published books, including 1985's "CANDY: True Tales of a 1st Cavalry Soldier in the Korean War and Occupied Japan," co-written with his father, Kenneth J. LaRue, and the 2018 memoir "CAPTAIN PUCKETT: Sea Stories of a former Panama Canal Pilot," co-written with Kenneth P. Puckett. William's newest book is "A STRANGER KILLED KATY: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back," published in January 2021. William lives in a suburb of Syracuse with his wife, Kathy. You can write to him at


1979: SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, N.Y.) 

1981: Syracuse University (Syracuse, N.Y.)

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