Memorial Day Mention
According to the story in about 1944 my dad Ovie Akins left Little Rock Arkansas at about the age of 15.
He falsified his age as 18 and joined the Air Force. With the hopes of being with The Great Tuskegee Airmen he was on his way. He didn’t become an Airman. He did get the great opportunity to have his own bike and deliver mail on the post. He learned a lot of things that the City of Little Rock would have never provided. He traveled and learned to be a good soldier, very disciplined. He is always prompt, neat and orderly, and demands that you are the same among other things. Even in his 80s he continues to rise early and is a stickler for being timely.