(1) Starting with Robert Dunbarís service in the civil war. Robertís service began with his enlistment in 1864 in New Bern NC. His duties was with B Company, 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops (UCST). He saw action at the Battle of Olustee and the Battle of Honey Hill in Jacksonville FL. Expeditions to James Island and Hilton Head SC. Muster out on June 1, 1866 at Charleston SC.
(2) James OíNeal was the first African American to enlist in the Navy from Pamlico County following an attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in 1944 and served sea duty aboard the USN Warrington. On 12 September 1944 the ship ran into stormy weather on the way into Norfolk VA and began to take on water that destroyed its electrical system and disabled the steering system. By noon on 13 September 1944 an order went out to abandon ship, of the 301 men aboard only 73 was saved.
(3) Thomas Credle Jr II serve in World War II with a Engineering unit building bridges in France after the D-Day invasion at Normandy. A couple of interesting things occurred during his tour of duty, (1) Because of the shortage of troop ships, Thomas was fortunate to travel to the war zone aboard the Queen Mary (2). During his duty in France he ran into his 1st Cousin, Alfred Carmen Jr, who was driving for the Red Ball Express.
(4) Stanley Kay Patrick (The son of Willie & Dorothy Garrison Patrick) was a casualty of the Vietnam War. He served with 3rd Marine Division in Quang Tri South Vietnam. It was reported that Stanley died from Small arms or grenade fire. He was awarded a Purple Heart and is located on panel 24E, line 039 on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC.
(5) We have many friends and family members who have served (or are currently serving) in our nation's Armed Forces. We should have profound respect for them. The Credle family members that have served: Hubert Credle (During the Korea War).Charlie Credle (Post Korea War), Wilbert Credle (Germany), Horace Credle (Germany), Delmus Credle (Multiple tours to South Vietnam) , Thomas Credle Jr II (WWII France), and Frederick Credle (Ft Bliss Texas, Nike Hercules Missile Site ).
A number of family members have served in the Armed Forces