Posts Tagged With: military

fold3: Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month fold3 will allow you to access records in its Black History Collection until the end of February.  So if you haven’t already, take a look at the records and resources you can access on fold3.















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BlackProGen LIVE Ep30: Rebellion and Resistance: People of Color and the U.S. Military


Episode 30 of BlackProGen LIVE tonight!

The broadcast will take place:
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

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Frank E. Peterson Jr.


Did you know? On this day February 23rd, 1979, Frank E. Peterson Jr.(1932-2015) Was named the 1st black general in the Marine Corps. For information on Frank E. Peterson Jr click here

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I want to wish a HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country. I also  wanted to share some military documents from my Great Uncles Emile and James, who fought for the US. Army during WWI.

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Emile Walker Sr.

My maternal great Uncle Emile Walker was born on May 24 1894 in Bromley Baldwin County, Alabama. He was the eldest child of Dock Walker and his first wife Lillie Rauzy Walker. June 5th 1917 at 23 years old, Emile was drafted into the Army by November 30th 1917 he was stationed at his first training Camp. Camp Gordon located in Chamblee, Georgia. Emile was enlisted into the military and training at Camp Gordon in Chamblee Georgia. By August 22nd 1918 Emile was stationed at Camp Taylor in Louisville Kentucky and worked as a laborer. For a time Camp Taylor was America’s largest military training camp, housing 47,500 men at one time. After WWI most if the camp was dismantled. Emile Walker is part of my history.
Emile Walker
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