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Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:26

While living in the projects in East Lake, Wilmington, DE; David’s only friends were not just black. He had a number of white friends as well. He had a friend, Johnny Rapozza who lived directly across from him. Another friend is Herbie Hunsucker. In fact, David became friends with Herbie’s entire family and became part of the family: Alan, Herbie, Sharon, Patty, and JoAnn. He called their mom, Marge, his second mom. David moved in with Herbie’s family in Newport, DE one block from an appliance store, Justice Brothers. David, Herbie, and Alan worked at Justice, delivering and installing appliances and putting up TV antennas. The three of them joined the Newport, DE fire department as volunteers. After he joined the fire department 2/29/67; on 11/29/67 David joined the Marine Corps. It didn’t take much education to get shot at, he figured.