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Veteran of the Month Clyde Lem Hairston

Clyde Lem Hairston was born on November 15, 1930 in Martinsville, Virginia. Clyde was educated in the Martinsville public schools and Charity Christian Church. Clyde enlisted in the United States Army in 1951. While serving, he received numerous awards and certificates and was honorably discharged in 1953.

Clyde moved to Philadelphia and was an employee at Messinger Bearing Company for many years. He became a faithful member of Northeast Baptist Church located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Clyde left Philadelphia and moved to Wadesboro, North Carolina and was employed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for many years and retired. Clyde, after two years of retirement, went back to work and was employed by Tyson foods company of Monroe, North Carolina. Clyde was a dedicated husband and family man and loved by all who knew him. Client was also a veteran member of Lloyd C. Wilson American Legion Post 224 in the Frankford section.

Clyde Lem Hairston, rest in peace.