Martinsville native and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Armour McDaniel was honored recently by Martinsville city officials, State Senator Bill Stanley, and Col. George Waller Chapter Compatriot Lt. Col. W.C. Fowlkes (Ret.) at a local restaurant.
Members of the family were presented with a resolution from the General Assembly honoring McDaniel's service and with a flag flown over the Virginia state capitol. He retired as a lieutenant colonel and served in both World War II and in Korea as a combat pilot. He retired in 1965 and died in 1989. Compatriot Fowlkes as well as others during Wreaths Across America placed a memorial wreath on McDaniel's' grave at Arlington National Cemetery.
Submitted by Bob Vogler, Chapter President, Col George Waller Chapter
1- (L to R) City Councilman Danny Turner, Compatriot W.C. Fowlkes, relative Imogene Draper, State Senator Bill Stanley and City Councilwoman Jennifer Bowles.
2- Lt. Colonel Armour McDaniel's grave at Arlington National Cemetery