Episode 1: Gen. H. Shelton: Becoming a Soldier
Season 2013 Episode 2001 | 56m 46s
The first episode of Biographical Conversations with General Hugh Shelton introduces the future military leader with a lively discussion that spans from his childhood to his early years as an Army officer.
Aired: 01/06/13Video has closed captioning.
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General Shelton Shares how ROTC classes help developed his interest in Military history.
General Shelton describes what it takes to jump out of military airplanes.
General Shelton tells how his mother helped shape their decision to become teachers.
Shares how his mother, Sarah Patsy Shelton, played the organ for over sixty years.
General Shelton mentions that his parents didn't prepare to pay his way to college.
Shares how the church help developed his character while growing up in Speed,NC
Shares how he worked on the family farm and local grocery store to make money.
General Shelton talks about how he wasn’t military bound as a young kid.
Talks about his grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Shelton, experience as a master farmer.
General Shelton tells how he struggled academically in his freshman year college.
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