Mountain Memories Antiques will host a book signing by local author, Raland J. Patterson. Retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel, he had logged 22 years of active duty. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star with One Oak Leaf Cluster, and 14 air medals, among other awards. R. J. now lives in his hometown of Blue Ridge, Ga and has written many books about the North Georgia area his Vietnam experiences. He brings an insiders knowledge of detailed military protocol and experience along with small town American values.