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We’re heading down to St. Louis, Missouri to honor one of Harris-Stowe State University’s outstanding HCBU alumni, Bobby Charles Wilks!

Captain Wilks holds the titles of many firsts. He was the first African American man to become a coast guard aviator, reach coast guard rank, and to command a coast guard captain air station.

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During his military career, he was involved in several air-sea rescues around the world and gave back through mentorship. His accomplishments lead him to receiving the Air Medal (a military heroism award).

Harris-Stowe State University is a four year public institution. HSSU, established in 1857, offers over 60 majors and is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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HBCU U-Know: Captain Bobby Charles Wilks of Harris-Stowe State [LISTEN]  was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com

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