Frederic Ellis Davison (1917-1999)

As an Army Major General, Frederic Ellis Davison paved the way for many African Americans who became military officers.  Through Davison’s decorated career, those he led and served alongside respected him. His legacy as an officer in World War II and the Vietnam War marked his place in both military and … Read MoreFrederic Ellis Davison (1917-1999)

Franklin D. Cleckley (1940-2017)

Franklin Dorrah Cleckley, the first African American to serve as a justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court, was born on August 1, 1940, in Huntington, West Virginia. His mother was Vivian Wood. After graduating from high school, he attended Anderson College and earned his bachelor’s degree in … Read MoreFranklin D. Cleckley (1940-2017)

Billy King Solomon (1944- )

Billy King Solomon is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General.  Born November 16, 1944 in Oakwood, Freestone County, Texas, he attended Prairie View A&M University and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.  While at Prairie View he enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps … Read MoreBilly King Solomon (1944- )

Larry R. Jordan (1946- )

Lieutenant General Larry R. Jordan is a former Army officer, former Senior Vice President of Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., and current Principal of LNJ Group, LLC. Jordan served for 35 years as member of the U.S. Army, completing two active combat tours in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm(Iraq). Jordan ended his … Read MoreLarry R. Jordan (1946- )

Alonzo Earl Short, Jr. (?- )

Lieutenant General Alonzo Earl Short, Jr. was at one point one of the highest-ranking African American officers on active duty in the Untied States Army.  Short’s responsibilities during his service included managing the communications systems between the White House and various military branches. Short was born … Read MoreAlonzo Earl Short, Jr. (?- )

Samuel Emanuel Ebbesen (?- )

Lieutenant General Samuel Ebbesen is a retired three-star United States Army general.  Ebbesen was born in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands but the date of his birth is unknown as are the facts of his early life.  He eventually moved to the mainland United States, settled in New York … Read MoreSamuel Emanuel Ebbesen (?- )

William E. Brown, Jr. (1927- )

Lieutenant General William E. Brown, Jr. is a former United States Air Force pilot, former commander of Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and former deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces in Southern Europe. Brown ended his military career with over 5,100 flying hours, the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of … Read MoreWilliam E. Brown, Jr. (1927- )