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LEAVY N. BROCK, SR.

IN THE SERVICE

COMPLETES TRAINING

 Pvt. Leavy Brock, son of Mrs. Annie M. Brock of Lumberton, has successfully completed his 14 weeks of infantry training with "Tank" Company, 28th Regiment of the famed 8th Infantry Division at Fort Jackson, S.C.
   Private Brock attended Lumberton High School prior to his induction in the Army. He was formerly employed by the Dennis Textile Mills in Lumberton, having entered the service last February.
   During his 14 weeks of training, Private Brock fired most of the light infantry weapons, engaged in practical squad and platoon problems, and underwent intensive physical training in preparation for duty as a combat or service type replacement.

[The Robesonian, Lumberton, NC, 26 Jun 1951, Tue, Page 8]

13 Enlist In AF
  
 S-Sgt. John D. Ganno, local USAF recruiter announces that 13 men enlisted in the United States Air Force here in the month of April. Prior service men re-enlisting were Leavy Brock, 21. son Mrs. Anne Brock of Lumberton and Bobby D. Coleman, or Lumberton.

[The Robesonian, Lumberton, NC, 2 May 1955, Mon, Page 6]

In Armed Forces
LEAVY BROCK

   SAN ANTONIO, Tex. -- Staff Sergeant Leavy Brock, son of Mrs. Annie M. Brock of 128 Clewis St:, Lumberton, N. C., has completed the special U. S. Air Force Recruiter course at Lackland AFB, Tex.
   Sergeant Brock, whose previous assignment was George AFB, Calif., will be the official Air Force recruiter at Goldsboro, N.C. He was selected for the special assignment as a volunteer with an outstanding military record.
   The sergeant was trained in 11 areas of study, including the Air Force job classification system, testing procedures and community relations to broaden his qualifications for presenting Air Force career opportunities properly to young men and woman. The sergeant attended Victor Valley Junior College. His wife, Virginia, is the daughter of Lona J. Mogingo of 102 Clewis St., Lumberton.

[The Robesonian, Lumberton, NC, 16 June 1954, Tue, Page 9]]

Graduation is. just, around the corner, in fact there is only 28 more days counting the weekends. Time, is now fleeting.
   The Air Force Recruiting Station sent two men to recruit some of Oak City's students. I believe they got some too. Sgt. Purcell Hunt and Sgt. Leavy Brock were the. two recruiters. We enjoyed .having them at our school. On May 8, Sgt. Wilcott will be coming to talk to the girls. She is a WAF

[The Robesonian, Lumberton, NC, 6 May 1972, Sat, Page 12

Leavy N. Brock, Sr

Son of James S. Brock, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict.
   He was a recruiter for the U.S. Air Force retiring 1n 1975, after 24 years of service.
   From 1975 to 1999, he was employed with the City of Greenville, NC, as sanitation superintendent.
  He was a member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club.
   He was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.
   He was survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce Mogingo Brock; sons, Leavy N. Brock, Jr., and his wife Kathy, Clayton Eugene Brock and his wife Bessie, and Tim W. Brock and his wife Erin; grandchildren, Lyndsey Brock and her fi [sic, s/b fiancÚ], Huntance William Best, Hunter Little and his wife Jenna, and Ethan Cole Brock; sister, Stella Baxley; and an extended family of relatives.


Grave Marker of Leavy N. Brock in Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville (Pitt County), North Carolina


Leavy's wife Virginia joined him less than a year later.
(photos courtesy Joe Friday)`

Leavy enlisted in the Army on 26 February 1951 and served with the 508th ARCT.  He was discharged on 27 February 1954.

He then enlisted in the Air Force on 18 April 1955 and retired as a MSgt on 31 March 1975.

 

   

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