Honey Bucket Charlie

By Charles D. Jones

Illustrated by Benjamin Luke Comeau Jr.

Introduction by Lewis H. Carlson

978-1-62288-082-9 Cloth
10 x 10 x 0 in
140 pp. 100 illustrations, photographs
Pub Date: 12/29/2014


  • Cloth $39.00
Based on a series of one hundred pen and ink drawings by Captain Benjamin Comeau, a POW at Camp #1 in Korea from 1950–53, Honey Bucket Charlie contains letters Comeau wrote during his time in the prison camp, as well as photographs and interviews with his son, brother, and grandson. From Central Texas, Comeau enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War II, was wounded at Iwo Jima, left the Marine Corps and then joined the army in time for service as an infantryman in the Korean War. He was taken as a POW by the Chinese in November of 1951 and remained a prisoner until June of 1953. Comeau remained in the army and later served a year in Vietnam. He was an extraordinary man who has left us an equally extraordinary group of drawings describing his time as a POW. Honey Bucket Charlie has an introductory chapter by author and scholar Lewis Carlson.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press