“Remembering Deceased African American

Veterans of Western New York”

An amazing exhibit created by The Links, Incorporated – Erie County (NY)  Chapter, seeks to fill a void present in our local history. The courageous spirit of those Veterans deserves recognition. During the spring of 2016,  a partnership was established with the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, which serves as its curator. Partnerships with the VA Western New York Healthcare System,  Minority Veterans Program Committee, andRemembering Our Veterans (ROV) interest group, were established to promote future programs related to the exhibit. Displayed on eight panels of the exhibit are the 1,500 names of men and women identified as African American who have served in all of the five military branches (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard) and participated in every United States military conflict whether they enlisted voluntarily or were drafted. These men and women endured inequality and social injustice, but ultimately realized progress.  

The following names are from that exhibit. We salute them!

ABERNATHY, SAMUEL E. • ABRAM, ELIJAH A. • ABRAMS, FRANK K. ABRAMS, WALTER • ADAMS, HARMON, JR. • ADAMS, MORRIS AIKEN, DAVID A. • AIKEN, HARVEY E. • AIKENS, FERMAN ALANADERIA, ANGEL • ALBERT, ARLINGSTON • ALDRIDGE, CHARLES ALDRIDGE, FRANK • ALDRIDGE, RICHARD • ALEXANDER, LONNIE ALEXANDER, NATHANIEL • ALEXANDER, RUSSELL L. ALEXANDER, WILLIAM B. • ALJUWANI, WAHAB • ALLEN, EDWARD ALLEN, GEORGE, JR. • ALLEN, CLAUDE EARL, SR. • ALLEN, JOHN ALLEN, WILLIAM • ALLEN, WILLIAM THOMAS, SR. • AMOS, EDWARD ANDERSON, ERNEST • ANDERSON, FRANK, JR. • ANDERSON, GEORGE T. ANDERSON, HENRY JOHNNIE • ANDERSON, JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOHN FRED • ANDERSON, JOSEPH P. • ARCHER, MARQUIS C. ARCHIBALD, ABNER • ARCHIBALD, JAMES • ARCHIE, AARON ARMOUR, H. T. • ARMSTEAD, EUGENE M. • ARTHUR, WILLIAM E., JR. ASHLEY, CHARLES • AUSTIN, BERTRAND • AUSTIN, HARVEY JOSEPH, JR. AUSTIN, JOSEPH • AUSTIN, WILLIAM • AVANT, ARTHUR • AVANT, JAMES AVERY, CURTIS • AVERY, WILLIAM • AYERS, ERNEST BAIN, DAVID • BANKS, CHARLES • BANKS, WAYMOND F. BANKS, WILBUR F. SR. • BARBER, CORELLIS, SR. BARBER, JOE “CUTEI-JOE” • BARBER, JOSEPH • BARBER, LOUIE BARBER, WILLIAM, SR. • BARGE, BILLY, H., SR. • BARKER, WILLIAM H. BARKLEY, THOMAS LEE • BARLESTON, JAMES • BARLESTON, WILLIAM BARNES, CARL L., JR. • BARNES, CHARLES T., SR . • BARNES, DAVID, JR. BARNES, JAMES H. • BARNES, ORAMEL O. • BARNES, WILLIAM BARNWELL, FRANKLIN • BASS, GENERAL GENE • BATEMAN, CHARLES BAXTER, GEORGE, JR. • BAXTER, OTHA • BEAN, JOHN THOMAS. BEARD, CLARENCE R. • BEARD, LANDRUM Z. • BEASLEY ROBERT, MD BEASLEY, TOMMY L. • BEAUFORD, CRAY • BEAVERS, HOWARD BEAVERS, JOHN • BECKHAM, CHALMUS • BECOTE, ANDREW BELK, AMOS • BELLAMY, HERBERT L., SR. • BENJAMIN, JEROME BENNETT, JAMES • BENNETT, JOHN L. • BENNETT, KENNETH L. BENSON, RONALD • BENTON, LOUIS C. • BENTON, WALTER BERRY, EDWARD, SR. • BETHA, ARTHUR MILTON, SR. • BESLEY, OLIVER BETHA, ARTHURS MILTON, SR. • BETTS, CALVIN • BETTS, SUNNIE, J. BIBB, ROBERT, JR. • BIBBS, CALVIN • BIDDLE, ANDERSON BUTLER BILLINGSLEA, JIMMIE • BILLUPS, CHARLES A. • BINION, SOLOMON BISHOP, GEORGE • BIZZELL, IRWIN • BLACK, JAMES BLACKWOOD, FRANK • BLAKENEY, CHARLES • BLAKENEY, LUCILLE BLAKSLY, FRED • BLISS, ALBERT G. • BLISS, EARL R. • BLISS, GEORGE BLISS, GEORGE ERASTUS • BLISS, HERBERT L. • BLISS, JOHN R. BLISS, ROBERT • BLISS, WAYNE H. • BLOOD, ERASTUS BLUE, HOLLOWITH • BLUE, SANDREE • BLUE, VERMIN BOILING, FLOYD, SR. • BOLDEN, BEN, SR. • BOLLES, LANGSTON BONDS, JAMES H. • BONDS, KEYES • BONDS, PRESTON J. BONNER, GEORGE • BOONE, ROBERT • BOSLER, GEORGE BOSLEY, WALTER • BOUIE, ALFRED • BOWENS, CLARENCE BOWLES, CORTEZ • BOWMAN, IRA • BOWMAN, ROBERT H. BOYD, ANDREW O. • BOYD, ROBERT L., SR. BRABSON, WILLIAM EDWARD, SR. • BRADLEY, JAMES E. BRADLEY, LANCASTER • BRADLEY, WILLIAM LESLIE • BRAGGS, GEORGE BRAGGS, JOHN • BRAILSFORD, JAMES E. • BRANSON, DONALD BRANSON, WILLIAM • BRANDON, STERLING SILVER BRANTLEY, RUFUS LEE • BRASWELL, MILTON, JR. BRECKENRIDGE, HENRY W., JR. • BRECKENRIDGE, HENRY W., SR. BRECKENRIDGE, JAMES T. • BREWER, REXFORD BURNETT BRIDGES, JOHN D., SR. • BRISBON, CURTIS • BRITT, J. D. BROCKENTON, CLIFFORD • BROOKS, JAMES BENJAMIN, JR. BROOKS, WILLIE JAMES • BROWN, ALFREDA • BROWN, ARLINGTON BROWN, ARTHUR • BROWN, BRICE, JR. • BROWN, CAROL WILSON DANIELS, BILL • DANIELS, DOCK WILLIE, SR. • DANIELS, DOUGLAS DANIELS, FRANCIS • DANIELS, JACK • DANIELS, NORMAN WALTER DARDEN, JOHN, SR. • DARDEN, GROVER • DAVENPORT, ASTOR E. DAVIS, CALVIN • DAVIS, CLYDE • DAVIS, COLLINS, JR. • DAVIS, DAVID DAVIS, HALEY • DAVIS, HENRY JAMES • DAVIS, JAMES • DAVIS, JEFFERY, SR. DAVIS,JEFFERSON B. • DAVIS, JEROME NATHAN • DAVIS, JOHN H. DAVIS, JOSEPH E. REV. • DAVIS, LARRY • DAVIS, LARRY CLARENCE DAVIS, MAJOR, JR. • DAVIS, NATHANIEL • DAVIS, RUDOLPH EUGENE DAVIS, WALTER, SR. • DAVIS, WILBERT, SR. • DAY, HARTLEY ASHTON, SR. DAY, JULIUS • DEAN, ERNEST • DEAN, GEORGE • DEAN, JOHN DEARING, JAMES • DELGADO, ANTHONY • DeLIGE, WESLEY DEMING, HENRY M. • DENNARD, ZEDDIE WILLIE, SR. • DENNING, GEORGE E. DICKERSON, RUDY, SR. • DICKSON, EDWARD • DIGGS, KATHLEEN DILLARD, GEORGE • DIXON, EDWARD HARRISON • DIXON, ROY ULYSSES DIXON, YERBY ALEXANDER • DOBBS, JAMES • DOGAN, FREDDIE B. DOLSON, NATHAN ALBERT • DONAHUE, JAMES • DORN, JOHN, JR. DORSEY, CLAY • DORSEY, GEORGE • DORSEY, JOHN • DORSEY, LELAND DORSEY, WILLIE JAMES • DOVER, JOHN H. • DOW, ZELLIE DOYLE, STEPHEN H. • DRUE, CROOM JOHNNIE. • DUBOIS, HERBERT DUFFIN, CHARLES J. • DUKE, THEODORE D. • DUNCAN, JAMES DUNLAP, SAMUEL • DURHAM, JESSE W., JR. • DYSON, JAMES EARL, HARRISON, JR. • EASLEY, EDWARD • EASLEY, HENRY “SPYE” EASLEY, JOHN M. • EASLEY MOSES L. JR. • EASON, HENRY T. EBERHARD, JOHN, C., SR. • ECHOLS, DAVID LORIMER • ECTOR, WILLIAM EDWARDS, AMOS • EDWARDS, FLOYD • EDWARDS, HENRY EDWARDS, LEONARD • EDWARDS, ROBERT • EDWARDS, THOMAS T. EDWARDS, WILLIE • EIGHTS, GEORGE R. • ELIAS, JOHN PHILLIP ELLIS, JAMES CONWAY • ELLIS, THOMAS ARCHIE, SR. • ELLISON, JAMES H. ELMORE, HERBERT VAN • ENTZMINGER, THOMAS A. SR. EPPS, ALFRANCIS W. • EPPS, WILFRED • ERVIN, WILLIAM CULLEN ESKRIDGE, JACK, JR. • EVANS, BRYANT • EVANS, DAVID, SR. EVANS E. FRANK, SR., MD • EVANS, GEORGE D. • EVANS, HORACE EVANS, LEVERN, SR. • EVANS BERNARD P., JR. FAGINS, GEORGE • FAIRFAX, WILLIAM • FAULKNER, JAMES FAVORS, RUBEN CLAUDE • FEARS, ISAIAH • FERGUSON, ROOSEVELT FIDDMONT, JACK • FIELDS, DAVID • FIELDS, JOHN WESLEY FINCH, HARPER B. SR. • FISHER, HERMAN, JR. • FLAGG, CHARLES C. FLAKES, JAMES H. • FLEMISTER, ELIAS • FLETCHER, ARTHUR L., JR. FLETCHER, ARTHUR L., SR. • FLETCHER, CARL J. • FLETCHER, MARION FLING, WILL • FLING, WILLIAM SYLVESTER • FLOOD, THOMAS, JR. FLOYD, ROBERT JAMES • FOGAN, BEE ARTHUR • FORNEY, CHARLES FORNEY, CLIFFORD • FORNEY, HENRY, JR. • FOXWORTH, THOMAS M. FOYE, JAMES EARNEST • FRANCIS, BENJAMIN • FRANCIS, MICHAEL FRANKLIN, VAUGHN • FRANKLIN, WILLIAM HOWARD • FRASIER, RUFUS FRAZIER, GENE • FRAZIER, OSCAR, SR. • FREEMAN, TILL FREEMAN, SAMUEL • FREENEY, DOC • FUNDERBURG, JOHN GAINER, G. W. • GAINER, PLEAS • GAINER, WILLIE B. • GAINES, JAMES B. GAINES, JONATHAN T. • GAINES, RALPH • GALLOWAY, ARCHIE B. GARNER, WILLIAM • GARR, LEONARD J. • GARRETT, DONALD AUGUSTUS GARRETT, LEONARD • GARY, EUGENE, SR. • GARY, ROBERT GARY, THOMAS • GASKIN, FRED • GASTON, LESTER JAMES GATES, JAMES C. • GATEWOOD, FRANCIS • GATEWOOD, MAYNARD GATEWOOD, WAYNE • GATEWOOD, VERNON • GAULT, JOHN HENRY GAYTON, AARON DEMON • GAYTON, DOUGLAS SANTEE GAYTON, GERALD • GAYTON, HERALD • GAYTON, HERBERT GAYTON, JOHN R. • GERMAN, CHARLES • GERMAN, WILLIAM BUCK GETER, DANIEL • GIBSON, ELIJAH • GIBSON, JOHN CLIFFORD GIDNEY, JAMES C. • GIDNEY, ROBERT A., SR. • GILBERT, EDWARD GILBERT, SAMUEL, JR. • GILBERT, SAMUEL, SR. GILLESPIE, WILLIAM JORDON • GILLIAM, WILLIAM L. • GIVENS, CRAVANE M. GIVENS, RAYMOND • GIVENS, WILLIAM H. • GLENN, JAMES GLOVER, JAMES • GLOVER, HAROLD • GODFREY, JAMES A. GOURDIN, WALTER BUTCH, JR. • GRADY, GEORGE L. • GRAHAM, LEROY GRAY, CHARLES A., SR. • GRAY, KEITH • GRAYSON, ARCHIE GRAYSON, LORETTA • GRAYSON, WILLIAM • GREEN, HARRY GREEN, JASPER • GREEN, KENNETH • GREENE, KENNETH HOWARD GREEN, RICHARD J., JR. • GREEN, WILLIAM • GREENE, ALPHONSO RAFI, JR. GREER, ROBERT • GREGORY, LEROY • GRICE, AUBREY GRIFFIN, EDWARD L. • GRIFFIN, THORNTON • GRIFFIN, SHELTON LEE GRINAGE, THEODORE A. • GRISSOM, STEVE • GUTHRIE, RUSSELL A. HACKNEY, JOHN HENRY, SR. • HADDEN, WILLIAM • HAILSTOCK, CHARLES HAIRSTON, CLARENCE • HAIRSTON, SAM H. • HALE, FRED HALL, ODELL, JR. • HALL, THOMAS • HALL, WALTER • HAMER, JOSEPH HAMILTON, GREGORY • HAMILTON, WILLIAM • HAMLIN, EMMETT HAMMOND, JOHN JR. • HAMNER, FLEIX • HAMNER, LESTER MANUEL HANESWORTH, GRANT • HANNON, HERBERT L. • HARDIMAN, WINTON “What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.” Honorable Barbara Jordon, Former United States House of Representatives HARDY, BEDE • HARGRAVE, ASHELY, JR. • HARGRAVE, ASHELY S., SR. HARGRAVE, JOHN L. SR. • HARGRO, CHARLES • HARGRO, ERNEST HARGRO, WALTER (BUTCH) • HARGROVE, EVA H. • HARPER, JAMES M. HARPER, NORMAN W. • HARRINGTON, ALLAN E. • HARRIS, AFRO HARRIS, GENEVA • HARRIS, GEORGE • HARRIS, JOHNNY, SR. HARRIS, MARCIE DELL • HARRIS, MATTHEW • HARRIS, PERRY G. HARRIS, ROBERT J. • HARRIS, ROBERT LEE, • HARRIS, WILLIAM HARRIS, WILLIE MAE • HARRISON, EARL, JR. • HARRISON, JOHN HENRY, JR. HART, CALVIN • HART, CLEVELAND • HART, JOHN, SR. • HARVEY, JOHN HARWELL, ERNEST P., SR. • HATCHCOCK, ANDREW LEE HATTEN, SAMUEL • HAWKINS, HERSHEL D. • HAWKINS, J.P. HAWKINS, LANNIE • HAWKINS, MELVIN CHESTER • HAWKINS, WILLIAM M. HAWZES, JAMES • HAYES, CHESTER • HAYES, R. LEE DRUMMER HEATH, HUDIE DANIEL, JR. • HEMPHILL, GEORGE LAWRENCE HEMPHILL, JOHN ELLIOTT, JR. • HEMPHILL, RAYMOND HEMPHILL, MARVIN • HEMPHILL, WILLIAM FRED • HENDERSON, ABBIE HENLEY, EDDIE J. • HENRY, WALTER • HERALD, JAMES HERALD, ROBERT • HICKS, ALFRED • HICKS, HUGH • HICKS, WILLIAM E. HILL, CURTIS • HILL, CORNELL, JR. • HILL, GEORGE • HILL, JAMES W. HILL, LAKIN • HILL, MANNING F., SR. • HILL, SAM EARL • HINDS, ROLAND HINES, THOMAS M. • HINSON, GEORGE • HINTON, HERSCHEL HOBBDAY, JACK • HODGES, CLEMMON HOWE • HODNETT, HENRY HOLDER, ALLEN • HOLDER, DUANE • HOLDER, IRA, JR. HOLDER, MILTON J. • HOLLEY, PAUL • HOLLIMAN, CHARLES HOLLOWAY, NOLIE • HOLMES, JEREMIAH, JR., REV. HOLT, MARLON G., SR. • HOPKINS, LEONARD • HORNE, JAMES HORTON, CHARLES K. “KENNY” • HORTON, WILLIAM HOUSE, JAMES L., SR. • HOUSTON, SAM HENRY • HOWARD, ALAN HOWARD, JAMES • HOWARD, WILLIAM W. • HOWARD, RORY J., MD HOWELL, FRANK • HOWIE, ADAM • HOWIE, LEONARD HOWIE, LEWIS • HOWIE, PETE • HUFF, JAMES • HUGGINS, DAVID HUGHES, FRANK, JR. • HUGHES, FRANK, SR. • HULETT, CHARLES, SR. HULL, WALLACE DAVIS • HUMPHREY, EDWARD • HUNT, ANDREW, JR. HUNT, SAM • HUNT, WILLIAM, JR. • HUNT, WILLIAM, SR. • HUNTER, ARCHIE L. HUNTER, JAMES • HUNTER, ODELL J. • HUNTER, OTIS HUNTER, MARCELUS • HUNTER, THOMAS • HUTCHERSON, JACOB INGRAM, DAVID • INGRAM, JIMMIE • INGRAM, TERRI L. • IRBY, DEAN IRBY, JOSEPH JACKSON, ALEXANDER • JACKSON, BILL • JACKSON, CLEOPHUS CLEE JACKSON, CURLIE • JACKSON, ED • JACKSON, EDWARD, JR. JACKSON, EDWARD, SR. • JACKSON, GEORGE • JACKSON, GILBERT, JR. JACKSON, GLOVER • JACKSON, HENRY • JACKSON, ISSAC JACKSON, JAMES L., SR., MD • JACKSON, JAMES CHESTER JACKSON, KENNETH • JACKSON, LEROY W., JR. • JACKSON, NORMAN JACKSON, RAYMOND ELLIS • JACKSON, ROBERT • JACKSON, ROBERT L. JACKSON, SAMUEL, JR. • JACKSON, SHARON T. • JACKSON, SQUARE JACKSON, THEODORE • JAMES, CONNOR CURTIS • JAMISON, DAVID JAMISON, JAMES PRESSLEY • JARRETT, ALBERT H. • JARRETT, ALFRED JARRETT, ALVIN • JARRETT, JULIUS • JARETT, WILLIAM JAMES, SR. JARRETT, WILLIAM NAPOLEON, JR. • JEMISON, JOES • JENKINS, ELLIS JENKINS, JUEROY • JENKINS, NATHANIEL • JENKINS, PATRINA JENKINS, ROY • JETER, ERNEST GARY • JETER, GARY E. • JETER, PAUL JOHNSON, ALPHONSO • JOHNSON, BISHOP • JOHNSON, BOOKER JOHNSON, BURMEN JOHNSON, CHARLES ROBERT • JOHNSON, DALE JOHNSON, ELBERT J. • JOHNSON, GEORGE • JOHNSON, GEORGE W. JOHNSON, HENRY • JOHNSON, HORACE BILLY • JOHNSON, IVORY JOHNSON, JAMES AMBROSE, JR. • JOHNSON, JAMES, JR. “RICK JAMES” JOHNSON, JAMES E. • JOHNSON, JOSHUA, JR. • JOHNSON, MANDEVILLE JOHNSON, MELVIN • JOHNSON, MELVIN, SR. • JOHNSON, MICHAEL H. JOHNSON, MILTON HOWARD • JOHNSON, NATHANIEL B. JOHNSON, PAUL, REV • JOHNSON, ROBERT LINCOLN • JOHNSON, ROBERT JOHNSON, SIDNEY JOHNSON, SYLVESTER • JOHNSON, THEODORE JOHNSON, WALTER • JOHNSON, WARONZE L. • JOHNSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON–TAYLOR, EMMA D. • JONES, ADAM EDWARD • JONES, ARTHUR JONES, BAPTIST, JR. • JONES, BAPTIST, SR. • JONES, BRITTON, JR. JONES, CLARENCE EDWARD, JR. • JONES, GEORGE KNOX JONES, HERMAN WILLIAM • JONES, ISAAC, JR. • JONES, JACOB JONES, JAMES A., SR. • JONES, JAMES G. • JONES, J. C. • JONES, JOHN JONES, LEELAND NEWTON, SR. • JONES, MARION VEL JONES, NATHANIEL • JONES, ROBERT • JONES, WILLIS LEE, REV JONES, WILLIE J. • JONES, YOUNG B., REV • JORDON, WILLIAM, JR. JORDON, ARTHUR • JUNE, MANNING KELLEY, ALBERT “BUNNY” • KELLY, ALBERT E., JR. • KELLY, JIMMIE KELLY, ROBERT • KELLY, ROBERT BOB • KEMP, JOHN C. • KEMP, STEVE, JR. KENNER, SIMON • KENNEY, LESTER LUCIEN • KENNEY, OSCAR RALPH KENT, HERMAN • KERNEY, ROBERT L., JR. “BIG BOB” KERR, JOSEPH D., REV • KETT, HAZEL • KILLIAN, ALFRED, SR. KIMBALL, PALMER E., JR. • KIMBROUGH, TOMMY LEE • KING, ADAM KIRKLAND, LEROY • KNIGHT, BRYAN T. • KNIGHT, DEMPSEY L. KNIGHT, RICHARD • KREGG, JAMES A. • KREGG, VERNON M. LaGRANGE, CECIL • LANGFORD, EDWARD • LASH, LEROY LATHAM, MELVIN • LATHAM, WINSLOW • LATTIMORE, EDWARD LATTIMORE, JAMES • LATTIMORE, ROBERT • LAUGHLIN, LEWIS LAUGHLIN, LOUIS • LEE, BRUCE • LEE, CHARLES • LEE, DEWITT T. LEE, EDWARD • LEE, JOE • LEE, MICHAEL • LEE, ROBERT LEE, ROBERT JR., MD • LEE, VOYLE • LEEPER, ROGER LEFTRIDGE, HENRY C. • LEIGH, CALVIN • LEONARD, DEBORAH LEONARD, GEORGE • LEPER, HERBERT • LESLIE, EARL • LESTER, JAMES LeVOIE, ANTHONY • LEWIS, ALBERT J., JR. • LEWIS, EDWIN ELZIE LEWIS, JAMES ARTHUR • LEWIS, JAMES ARTHUR, II LEWIS, TOMMY L. • LEWIS, WARDELL • LEWIS, WAYNE P., SR. LIDGE, NORMAN ADAM (COCHISE), JR. • LIMON, HARRY LITTLE, CRAWFORD • LITTLE, ROBERT • LITTLE, WILLIAM P. LLOYD, MARVIN • LOCKE, CHARLES W., SR. • LOCKE, COCKER V. LOCKE, JAMES E. • LOCKE, ROBERT, SR. • LOCKE, ROBERT DAVID, SR. LOCKETT, JOHN L. • LOCKETT, SILAS S. • LOCKETT, WILLIAM C. LOVE, GILBERT ARDELL • LOWE, HENDERSON • LOWE, SAMUEL E. LOWERY, JOHN EDWARDS • LOWERY, LESTER • LOYNES, JAMES, SR. LYONS, JAMES, SR. MABRY, JAMES, JR. • MacDONALD, SMITH • MACK, COLLIN MACK, ELLISON J. • MACK, JAMES H. • MACK, RICKY • MACK, TAVIL MACLIN, MORRIS • MACLIN, SAMUEL • MACLIN, WILLIAM MALLORY, ERNEST B. • MALONEY, CLARENCE • MANUEL, RESPORT, JR. MAPLE, LEO • MAPP, ALEX • MAPP, ALEXIS • MAPP, ALVIN MARABLE, JULIUS T., SR. • MARABLE, LEROY • MARBRYS, BOB MARROW, WILLIAM • MARROW, WILLIAM LOUIS • MARSHALL, BATTLE, JR. MARTIN, EDWARD D. • MARTIN, JAMES • MARSHALL, EDWARD MATTHEW MARSHALL, FRANK • MARSHALL, ROBERT L. • MARSHALL, ROBERT MARTIN, CHARLES E. • MARTIN, ED D • MARTIN, HAROLD J., SR. MARTIN, JAMES • MARTIN, JOHN “SPIDER” • MASON, JIMMIE D. MASON, LOUIS BENJAMIN • MASSEY, JAMES • MATTHEWS, CHRISTINE MATTHEWS, THEOTRA • MATTHEWS, ULYSSES • MAXWELL, WILLIAM B. MAYBEE, ABRAM • MAYFIELD, AL, MD • MAYFIELD, THOMAS EDWARD, SR. MAYHUE, THOMAS CLAY • MAYNARD, ISSAC • McBRIDE, ANDREW McCALL, LANDON L. • McCALL, LEON • McCARLEY, ISRAEL McCARLEY, WALTER • McCARLEY, WYLIE • McCARLEY, THOMAS J. McCARTER, ROBERT W. • McCARTER, RONALD A., SR. McCARTER, NORMAN R., SR. • McCLAIN, THOMAS McCOMB, HOOKER WADE • McCOY, CLIFFORD • McCOY, EDWARD R. McCOY, LAWRENCE • McCOY, ROBERT L. • McCOY, ROSCOE, JR. McCOY, ROSCOE, SR. • McCREARY, GROVER • McCULLOUGH, JOHN J. McCUTCHERON, JAMES, SR. • McDONALD, EDWARD P. McDONALD, RICHARD • McDOUGALD, WARREN • McDUFFIE, IRA McGARROH, CHARLES • McGARROH, GEORGE • McGLAUGLIN, ROBERT “America is a land of big dreams and big hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social rights and the brink of nuclear crisis. And it is because our dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more united, more prosperous and more admired than before.” President Barack Obama – June 4, 2005 McGRIFF, CHARLES EDWARD, SR. • McLLWAIN, WILLIAM L. McKENZIE, CURLA • McKINNON, RODRICK. • McMILLAN, GERALD, JR. McMULLEN, LEON • McPEAK, EDWIN • McPEAK, JERRY McPEAK, RICHARD • McPEAK, WILLIAM • McPHATTER, CHARLES, SR. McPHATTER, SAMUEL • MEADOWS, BARRY, SR. • MEANS, EMERY MEANS, RUSSELL • MEEKS, JAMES • MELVIN, DONALD W. MELVIN, JOHN • MENEFEE, ALBERT • MERRITT, FRANK MERRIWEATHER, BENJAMIN • MERRIWEATHER, THOMAS MICHAUX, CHARLES L., JR. • MICKEY, SAMUEL • MILES, ARLINGTON MILHOUSE, ALBERT • MILHOUSE, EMMITT • MILLS, JAMES MILLS, ROBERT L. • MITCHELL, ARTHUR • MITCHELL, BENJAMIN MITCHELL, CHARLES • MITCHELL, DELMAR L. • MITCHELL, FRANK COLLINS MITCHELL, ROY, SR. • MOBLEY, WILLIAM • MOLSON, HANNIBAL C., ESQ MOLSON, JAMES • MONGE, PEDRO • MONTAGUE, JOHN MOODY, LESTER, JR. • MOORE, CLARENCE • MOORE, ERNEST JAMES MOORE, HAROLD BURT • MOORE, ISAAC, JR. • MOORE, JAMES MOORE, JAMES HILL • MOORE, JAMES “JIMMIE” • MOORE JIMMIE MOORE, JOHN • MOORE, PAUL DAVIS • MOOTRY, ALEX S. MOOTRY, STEVEN L. • MORGAN,  LEONARD • MORRELL, DONALD J MORROW, FRANK P. • MOSBY, WILLIAM • MOSES, ANTHONY MOSES, ARLENE • MOSES, CLAUDE, SR. • MOSS, CURTIS MOSTILLER, MELVIN • MOTLEY, CECIL J. • MOULTRIE, CLINT MOULTRIE, EDDIE • MUHAMMAD, ROME DOYLE • MULDROW, ANTHONY C. MURPHY, FELIX O. • MURRAY, WILLIAM • MYLES, HAMPTON • MYREE, JIM NASH, JESSE E., JR. • NAVY, ELIAS W. • NEAL, CARREY • NEALY, ROY NEALY, ROY LONZY, JR • NEALY, ROY LONZY, SR. NELSON, ADOLPHUS “DOC” • NELSON, JAMES C. • NELSON, L. C. NEWELL, JOSH • NICHOLSON, LEON • NIX, SAMUEL • NOBLE, WADE NORMAN, JAMES • NORRIS, ALBERT • NORRIS, LEROY MARVIN NORWARD, CASTERWELL OAKES, BERNARD • OAKES, CARLTON • O’BANION, GEORGE L. 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J.A.B.O. AMVETS POST #1925 HELD A SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE FOR ROSWELL PARK! TEDDY BEARS TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WERE ALSO DONATED AS WELL AS GIFT CARDS TO THE YOUNG MEN OF MCPHERSON COTTAGE. A LARGE QUANTITY OF TOYS, TEDDY BEARS AND GIFTS WERE COLLECTED AND DONATED IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING. MANY THANKS TO WBLK, THE DORIE MILLER GUN AND RIFLE CLUB/DORIS MILLER, ECMC, DAWAN JONES, ALISSA MARSHALL AND THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF  INTERNATIONAL MASONA AND EASTERN STARS AS WELL AS THE SISTERS OF RISING STAR CHAPTER WM TRYA DENNARD.

Mayor Brown Recognizes 97-Year-Old World War II Veteran

                             Mayor Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Blakely

                             Mayor Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Blakely

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mayor Byron W. Brown encouraged city residents to pay tribute to the over 2,000 Americans who lost their lives during that attack and the veterans who subsequently served in the armed forces as a result of the United States entering World War II. Mayor Brown also issued a proclamation in honor of World War II veteran Charles P. Blakely Sr., a Buffalo resident for over 60 years. 

“We owe a great debt to Mr. Blakely and to those who served in our armed forces during one of the most trying times in our nation’s history,” said Mayor Brown. “I thank Mr. Blakely for his time of service and the sacrifices he made to defend our country and our way of life. He is a true hero and serves as an inspiration to all of us.”

Charles P. Blakely served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943-1945. He moved to Buffalo New York in 1946 where he met Larusha Hester. They weremarried in 1950. After moving to Buffalo he held several positions at various companies before working for Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna. He retired from the company after 33 years.