This video was created to recognize my uncle Clayton and the letters he sent home to his mother back in Oklahoma. He shared his experiences as a young man in the Navy and later working on a railroad as a cook.
His journeys allowed him to travel and view the world differently from what he knew growing up in segregated Oklahoma. My father used to tell me how much he looked up to his older brother Clayton and when my cousin Clayton who was named after him shared these letters with me, I knew why he was such an inspiration to my father.
I hope you enjoy the video.