Terry W Viverette: My Sam

Soon after entering the USAF in 1967 I met a man that would instill in me several things that I would carry a life time.

He saw some thing in this young, ill-tempered,trash mouthed,defiant white boy from Georgia. He liked me and I liked him. He was an instructor and we remained friends even after I left the service.

He retired many years later and returned home to Rogersville, Tn. We spoke by phone and I visited there several times, we grew to love each other very much.

I never met anyone that did not like him. On Feb. 10, 2008 the world lost a fine man, the finest black man I have ever known. He was a SAM to me and many others….his name….David Gudger.

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