by Christa Lollis
Charlie Wilson has been a hero to many East Texans for years, as a congressman and a friend. "He was creating jobs in Lufkin. He was taking care of people that had social security needs. He was looking after the needs of our citizens. That was his first and foremost job but then all that time he was changing the world," Mayor Jack Gorden explained.
First a book and now a movie all portraying an East Texas icon. Those who worked closely with him say it's a name many will never forget. "When you needed something done in Washington you went to Charlie Wilson and it got done. The attention was given. You would mention his name and all of a sudden you got appointments," former mayor, Luis Bronaugh told KTRE. The modest Wilson is still trying to get his hands wrapped around the whole idea of his life being on the big screen. Gorden said, "Even though he is this larger than life person he is overwhelmed by the power of what a movie can do to get a message across."