Edgecombe County has been the home of thousands of individuals wh0 have served in the military from the Revolutionary War forward.
Quarterly we highlight two veterans from Edgecombe County.
Korean War Era
The late Mr. Roland Clark served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. Mr. Clark served his time in the Army state side providing crucial support to the Army Audit Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was also stationed at Camp Stewart in Georgia and Fort Jenkins in South Carolina. He attended school while in the Army to learn clerical and typist skills and also found time to be the U.S. Army's boxing team's captain. Roland Clark continued to serve his community and nation after his time in the service. He was involved in many community organization and served on the Tarboro Town Council for 25 years. Roland Clark is a true inspiration for Edgecombe County and Tarboro North Carolina.
Vietnam War Era
Mr. David Hindsley graduated from West Point in 1965 and entered into the U.S. Army. He would serve in the Army for over 23 years including two tours in Vietnam. He was stationed in Korea and Germany as well as had the opportunity to travel and live in many other parts of the world. While serving state side Mr. Hindsley was an ROTC instructor at the University Of Virginia, Earned a Masters of Education from Duke University, and was a Tactical Officer at USMA. He served a tour in the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg and another tour in XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg. Shortly before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, he earned a NC High School Teaching Certificate in Math from Fayetteville State University.