A beautiful Song by Pernell Roberts.
This event is left out of official biographies. He could have become a Native American version of the Rev. Martin Luther King!
by Richard Thornton, Architect and City Planner
Pernell Roberts returned to live in Waycross, GA one last time during the late 1940s. What happened during that short, traumatic period of residence is either only described in vague terms to conceal the chronology or completely left out in most references, such as Wikipedia. These events occurred after flunking out of Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture and when his enlistment in the US Marine Corps was completed in 1948. His two year residence in Washington, DC as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps band had changed his world view.
There is one other strange parallel between Pernell’s youth and early manhood with my own. After graduating from Georgia Tech, I immediately traveled to Landskrona, Sweden to a job arranged…
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