Beth McKinnon and Lauren Ann Holmes discuss Willie Lynch Crook’s life and the legacy he left on his family and country.
Recorded November 25, 2018 Archived November 25, 2018 16:48 minutes
DescriptionI’m this interview on November 23, 2018, my grandmother Beth McKinnon and I are discussing the legacy of her father Willie Lynch Crook, also known as Papa. Papa was one of the most patriotic, honest men to walk God’s green earth. He worked for the phone company after World War II, and was revealed to very confidential government information. Papa was required to move his family every three years, but his only request was that he stayed in the south because he wanted his children to be raised in the south. My grandmother and I had a wonderful conversation about Papa and what life was like being in a U.S. Navy family.