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Bijan C. Bayne @bijancbayne
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Activist & GA State Senator, ATL city councilperson Hosea Williams served under Gen. Patton, & was sole survivor of a Nazi bombing which hospitalized him f/ a year. Confined to a cane as a teen. Returned home, beaten nearly to death by terrorists @ a segregated water fountain
A funeral parlor came to collect the young vet. 20 years later, Staff Sgt. Williams was gassed & severely beaten @ Selma, Ala.
Staff. Sgt. Williams was wearing his uniform when attacked. Please don't preach to us about "disrespecting the troops"
Staff Sgt. Medgar Evers fought in The Battle Of Normandy. Also served during The Korean Conflict. 55 years ago he was murdered in his driveway by a terrorist crouching in his bushes. His family heard the shot. This hours after Commander in Chief delivered first tv address on race
First Sergeant Whitney Young was MIT trained. He was assigned a WW II road construction crew of Black soldiers supervised by white ofcrs. Mediations he achieved there inspired him to activism. He headed the Urban League f/ 10 years
Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn served in New Guinea & the Philippines, earning a Bronze Star in WW II. He became asst. superintendent of D.C. schools. Driving from Ft. Benning, GA in 1964 w/ 2 other reserve ofcrs, he was murdered by terrorists who noticed his DC plates.
Oneal Moore was a veteran w/ four daughters. A deputy sheriff in Washington Parish, LA in 1965, he was murdered by terrorists in a drive by
2nd Lt. Richard Collins III was murdered in spring 2017 by a terrorist @ the University of Maryland while waiting for Uber.…
Bernard Lee served in the USAF during The Korean Conflict. He became Dr King's chief strategic aide:…
James Meredith served the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1960. In '61 he applied to attend Ole Miss. Terrorists erupted in a race riot when he enrolled, killing two, & stoning fed marshals. It took 500 marshals & a National Guard unit to assure relative safety.
In 1966 Meredith's "March Against Fear" took him solo, from Memphis destined for Jackson. On June 7 he was shot by a terrorist hidden in the bushes along the highway
Be very judicious about accusing our community of "disrespecting the troops"
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