Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 20 14:00:14 UTC 2008

Yes, I do.

BTW, "Uncle Henry" Flipper was a distant relative of mine. His
great-grandnephew and my first cousin, Carl Flipper III, died suddenly
of myocardial cancer a few months ago.


On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Barbara Need <nee1 at> wrote:
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>  Poster:       Barbara Need <nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU>
>  Subject:      Posthumously
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>  The following appeared in today's Almanac in the Chicago Tribune:
>  In 1999, President Bill Clinton posthumously pardoned Henry Flipper,
>  the first black graduate of West Point, whose military career was
>  tarnished by a racially motivated discharge.
>  Does anyone else get a first reading in which the pardon occurred
>  after Clinton's death?
>  Barbara
>  Barbara Need
>  UChicago
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