Genealogy Adventures

Joseph C Sheffey, Jr: A US Navy race relations pioneer

My father’s US Naval career spanned some 30+ years when he retired. Considering the length of…

A chat with my dad about being one of the first black USN weapons officers

This post follows on from yesterday’s post, Joseph Sheffey – one of the first African American…

Joseph Sheffey – one of the first African American weapons officers in the US Navy

My father has always been something of a trailblazer. While I’ve never taken this for granted,…