Blogs I follow
- African Roots Podcast
- Book Review Blog
- Cindy Wozniak
- Ryann Watters and the King's Sword
- Seriously Write
|Occupation||Researcher of local History & Retired US Marine Corps|
|Location||Richlands, Southeastern North Carolina, United States|
|Introduction||I am a retired U.S. Marine who, due to my college degrees, conduct research dealing with our local history within southeastern North Carolina.|
I have been the subject of many southeastern newspaper and magazine articles and received numerous awards for preserving the history of southeastern North Carolina.
Currently, and mostly at my own time, labor and expense, I am locating old "endangered" cemeteries, some dating to pre-1800. I clean the over-growth of foliage, document cemetery site for protection, and maintain each cemetery the best that I can with my budget. I also present my findings to the general public and educate individuals about information that I have collected.
Nearly fifty veterans (all African American) from the Spanish American war to Vietnam have been rediscovered and properly recognized for their sacrafices. Over seventy "former" slaves also have been identified. Veterans laid to rest within these and other yet to be found cemeteries need to be recognized for their sacrifices.
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|Interests||Talking to the Elders of a community. They have so much history saved within each of them, and yet, seldom do their memories get correctly preserved for our next generation.|
|Favorite Movies||The "D.I." You have to be a U.S. Marine or, you would have never heard of it. Semper Fi...|
|Favorite Music||Eddie and the Cruisers I & II, along with Meat Loaf.|
|Favorite Books||Non-ficition--Historical in nature|