Monday, May 28, 2007

Remembering the Sweet 16

Sixteen young black men from Omaha fought together in World War II.
They called them the Sweet 16. All of them came home.
My grandfather was one of the last two.
Richard Headley is the last living member of the Sweet 16.

My grandfather was a Quartermaster in the 530th Battalion.
He participated in 4 major campaigns, including the invasion of France.


Sustenance Scout said...

Amazing family history, Carleen. So glad you have these photos of your grandfather to help you remember him!

Anonymous said...

Carleen, thank you for sharing this rich bit of family history.