AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Sheirl Dyan Alston McCormick retires
Veteran's Day 2005: African-American military pioneer retires from Army
As Veteran’s Day approaches, she looks back fondly at her long career in the military. Her journey began with the simple desire to leave her hometown of Louisburg, a small agricultural community where her father was a farmer. One of 11 children, McCormick said there was little opportunity in Louisburg except on the farm, and that did not interest her.