Kenneth Wofford 1945

Kenneth O. Wofford

Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 2nd Lt. 0842888 Springfield, MO November 22, 1922 – September 5, 2010 Kenneth Wofford, Sr. was born 22 November 1922 to Clarence and “Queenie” Wofford in Wagoner, Oklahoma.  He was a 1941 graduate of Lincoln High School of Carthage, the segregated school for Carthage’s African-American students. Wofford […]

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Charles Crenchaw

Charles Madison Crenchaw

African-American mountaineer and veteran flight engineer On July 9, 1964, Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), the highest-peak in North America. Prior to the historic climb, achieved as a member of a climb with the Seattle Mountaineers Crenchaw served as a Master Sergeant in the […]

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