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Lieutenant General Julius Wesley Becton Jr.

Lieutenant General Julius Wesley Becton Jr. was born on June 29, 1926 to Julius and Rose Becton in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father worked as a janitor in their apartment building. His mother was a housekeeper and laundress.

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Lieutenant General Dr. John Quill Taylor King Sr.

Dr. John Quill Taylor King Sr., U.S. Army general and college president was born on September 25, 1921, in Memphis, Tennessee. King’s father, John Quill Taylor, who had graduated from Meharry Medical College, served as a medical doctor in the U.S. Army while King’s Mother, Alice Clinton Woodson, was a schoolteacher.

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General Bernard P. Randolph

Bernard P. Randolph, career Air Force officer, was born on July 10, 1933 to Phillip J. Randolph and Claudia Randolph, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1954. In 1964, he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and the following year he received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.

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