In Reply to: Re: Detroit Race Riot posted by John in Mich on August 23, 2020 at 17:59:41:
sorry to hear of his passing. I too recall the riots as I was in the AFNG in Battle Creek. We were at the Alpena base for summer camp. We were Federalized and the Airborne arrived to issue weapons and give us riot training. A large group were sent to Detroit but I and most of the Squadron remained at Alpena to keep up flight operations.
I also remember in the mid 40's when we lived in Detroit Dad worked with the Railway Postal Service on the Pere Marquette. He rode the bus and street cars to His work out of the Fort St Depot. Had to switch near downtown to streetcars that were fully boarded up. Yep there was a race riot Goin on then too.