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David Taylor – Colored Rockwood Resident On South Pole Expedition. Rockwood will have the distinction of having a representative in Admiral Byrd’s party on the trip to the South Pole. David Taylor, colored, whose home is in Rockwood and who joined the Navy two years ago, has been detailed for duty to mess attendant with the Antarctic service to accompany the polar expedition it was announced by the Navy department in Washington last Friday. Taylor is a brother-in-law of Roy Barnett who works at the home of Dr. G.E. Wilson. He graduated at the colored school here and then spent two years in a school in Cincinnati. He is 25 years of age. From: The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 30 Nov 1939.

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