Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Uncle Frank

BRIG GEN FRANKLIN OTIS CARROLL

May 24, 2009, I wrote an article on this blog saluting the veterans in my family. At that time, I didn't have much info on Brig General Frank Carroll, my husband's great-uncle. In fact, I couldn't even find a picture. But hubby recently found this site that had his picture and a ton of info him. Uncle Frank was instrumental in the creation of the Army Air Corp, signing the contract to buy the B-47. Orville Wright taught Uncle Frank how to fly. [Kathy's note: Uncle Frank's grandson, also named Frank Carroll, found this blog and commented below. We had lost track of that side of the family, so the reconnection is exciting. He corrected me on the previous statement. Cousin Frank said, "Grandpa was the last man to fly with Orville Wright and they were close friends but Wright did not teach him how to fly." So, I stand corrected. But it's still cool!]

Out of curiousity, I Googled his name again, and found two more sites: here and here. You have to scroll down just a little for the second one.

I am proud of our family's contribution to our nation's freedom. And since I can't personally take up arms, I will pray for our nation. May the blood spilled not be in vain. And may God bless her until His return.

4 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

Very cool. Happy Veterans Day!

denise said...

You have so much great history in your family. Thanks for telling us about it.
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Audrey said...

I am Carroll's namesake and Grandson. I provided the photo you show of Grandpa at his desk at Wright Field. Grandpa was the last man to fly with Orville Wright and they were close friends but Wright did not teach him how to fly. I am very interested in contacting you and your husband and reestablishing family connections. Carroll had 11 siblings. His youngest son, Pat, is still alive in Denver. I am franklin otis carroll on facebook