TUNICA, Mississippi, USA (AP) — The children of Ben and Hattie Davis give special meaning to the term «blood brothers». Among the 11 they add 158 years of military service, so they are also brothers-in-arms.
Seven of the 11 gathered in mid-July at a hotel and casino in Mississippi for a meeting saturated with brotherly love and military pride. They shared laughter, told anecdotes of his childhood and his service to the country, and remembered what it was like to be black in the United States army in the 20th century. HELP US Click the Google News star and follow usBut in the end, they talked less about racism and more about the disrespect that veterans feel of their compatriots.» Membership in the military was a good thing,» said LebronzeDavis, who fought in Vietnam and has survived cancer and heart surgery. «We all think we did an outstanding job.» In 2017, the Davis were recognized by the National Infantry Museum Foundation. The names of the 11 brothers and their uncle were engraved on four cobblestones placed in the museum.
«What these brothers did for love, both their family and the country, is nothing short of remarkable,» foundation president Pete Jones said in a statement to The Associated Press.
In total 16 siblings _ the 11 veterans plus three sisters and two brothers who did not join the Army _ grew up on a 24-hectare (60-acre) cotton farm in Wetumpka, Alabama, where their parents worked hard to put food on the table. Mom was the strict and dad a little more relaxed
«His morals and ethical values were unimpeachable,» said Arguster, who, at 67, is the youngest.
Military experience is part of the Davis family. The brothers’ uncle, Sgt. Major Thomas Davis, 99, survived the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.After their years of service, the brothers have worked for the U.S. Postal Service and the Office of Corrections, as electricians and electrical Entrepreneurs. And they clearly share personality traits: kindness, professional ethics, mutual respect.