T. Whitman Bilderback is retired, and lives in Tennessee. He spent over forty years as a TV repairman. He served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class, also called Electronics Technician 2nd Class, on what was then called a “kiddie cruise”. Mr. Bilderback is the father of author T. M. Bilderback, proving that the writing gene runs in the family.
You’ve heard the name…Blistering Billy Blaylock. You’ve heard about Billy’s career as a gunfighter. You may have even been told that the nickname “Blistering Billy” referred to Blaylock’s speed with a handgun.
You have heard wrong.
This story sets the legend straight, and explains why Billy was “Blistering”…and it has nothing to do with his gunfighting skills.