The AFRO is proud of the staff members who have faithfully served in the military and protected this country on all fronts. They are Samuel Graham, circulation/distribution manager, Marines, 1968-1970; Cheryl Batts Cooper, circulation customer service manager, Army – 1981-1992; William Hargrave, maintenance/driver, Marines 1975-1985; Clarence Massey, circulation assistant/driver, six years Marines, seven years Army, and Edgar Brookins, general manager of the AFRO D.C. office, 21 years in the Army.