The 2012 movie "Red Tails," about African-American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, is a great lead into this family blog question. Which family members do you recall serving in WWI, WWII, the Korean War and/or the Viet Nam War? For example, my father, Richard Hilton, served in the Army, I think as a staff sergeant (World War II), as did several other men such as Leonard St.Clair and June St. Clair, I think Clarence Williams (Roanoke) served in the Korean War. My grandfather, Clarence Reynolds served in World War I.
Pictured left is Lena Bell Richardson, one of KOH's great aunts on his mother's side. For KOH, it was Aunt Martha Gibson (born cc 1895), who was like a second mom to him, when he was growing up in Slate Hill, Roanoke County. In fact, their homes shared a "phone line" during those early years. How about you? Who was like a second parent to you?
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