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Great Santini Fans! Our Pat Conroy’s Beaufort Tour includes a stop at the Beaufort National Cemetery

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Donald Conroy, the Great Santini, was not so happy that his son, Pat Conroy, had killed him off in the book “The Great Santini.”  But when the movie “The Great Santini” came out, his father realized he was somewhat of a hero and started to attend book signings with Pat.  After Pat signed a copy with something like “Best Wishes, Pat Conroy”, his father would grab the book and sign “The Great Santini still lives!”  He was heard to have said to a nurse that he would be the only person ever buried in the Beaufort National Cemetery twice, once in the movie “The Great Santini” and then in real life…!

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