• American Legion honors 95-year-old local veteran

    December 9, 2016

    On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the American Legion
    Wisconsin State Vice Commander Ensley
    Brown (right); and American Legion Post Commander
    Craig Ellis (left) of Corporal Cornice D.
    Grace – American Legion Post 455 in Milwaukee
    presented Emmitt Williams(center) the Judge Advocate
    of Corporal Cornice D. Grace – American
    Legion Post 455, with the American Legion certificate
    for 65 years of continuous membership. Williams
    is 95 years old and a veteran of World War
    II. Williams was drafted into the Army Air Corps in
    1942 where he was assigned to the 838th Engineer
    Aviation Battalion, exclusively manned by African
    American soldiers, as a construction engineer at
    MacDill Field, FL. After basic training he was promoted
    to Corporal and shipped out with the 838th
    to build temporary and semi-permanent airfields
    and aircraft hangers in North Africa and Italy.