Robert Davenport author of "The Celebrity Almanac;"
"Roots of the Rich and Famous;" "The Rich and Famous Baby Name
Book;" Pet Names of the Rich and Famous;" "The Encyclopedia of
War Movies;" "The Celebrity Birthday Book;" "Hereditary
Society Blue Book;" and "The Davenport Genealogy" is a military
and overseas brat.
Davenport attended London Central High School and is a LCHS
Class of 1968 graduate. His father, CDR Harry Augustus Davenport III, was deputy
commander, US Coast Guard Europe.
Information from Robert Davenport and his website: http://members.tripod.com/~Davenport_Books/booklist.htm
Diane Mott Davidson is a Navy Junior. Her father is Admiral William
Ms. Davidson is the author of series of very entertaining mystery books.
There is a General Bo character in the book and statements made about the
military that could only come from a military brat.
O. DAVIS, JR.(1912- )
Born in Washington, Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was an
army brat whose father set him a challenging example. The elder Davis became a
brigadier general in 1940, the U.S. Army's first black general.
The younger Davis paralleled his father's
illustrious career. He graduated from West Point in 1936 and began his military
career at Fort Benning in Georgia. In 1942, he joined the Army Air Corps and
took command of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the famous "Tuskegee
airmen," as a lieutenant colonel.
Davis, known for his dignified manner and
eloquent speech, became the first black brigadier general in the history of the
U.S. Air Force in 1954. In 1965, he rose to the rank of lieutenant general.
SINGER-SONG WRITER, ACTOR, HUMANITARIAN,
ENVIRONMENTALIST (1943-1997) Real name: Henry John Deutschendorf
Born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. on December 31, 1943 in Roswell,
N.M., John Denver was an Air Force Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.
His father was a US Air Force pilot.
John Denver attended Johnson High School in Japan in the late 50ís,
but graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth Texas in
1961 while his father was stationed at Carswell AFB.
Many consider his 1969 composition "Leaving On A Jet Plane," a number
one hit as performed by the group Peter, Paul and Mary, to be the anthem
for generations of military brats. Less than two years later, Denver was
himself zooming up the Pop charts with "Take Me Home, Country Roads,"
"Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine On My Shoulders" and "Annie's Song."
Denver's popularity could be seen in record sales that few other artists
have achieved, including 14 gold albums and 8 platinum albums in the U.S.
alone. This did not include his many gold and platinum sales overseas.
In the terms of record sales, John Denver was one of the top five recording
artists in the sales history of the music industry.
In 1992 Denver became the first Western musician to tour China. In recent
years, Denver recorded less frequently and devoted most of his time to
environmental causes. He found the non-profit environmental research and
education center known as the Windstar Foundation in 1976. Additionally
he contributed much time and effort to groups such as The World Wildlife
Federation and Friends of the Earth.
During the1980s Denver took a leading role in the fight against world
hunger after visiting Africa during the height of the famine in order to
raise awareness of the issue.
In recent years, John Denver became an enthusiastic amateur pilot and
proponent of space exploration.
Denver was killed at age 53, when on October 13, 1997, the light plane
he was piloting crashed into Monterey Bay in California.
FILM ACTRESS (1940- )
Faye Dunaway is an Overseas School Alumnus and an Army Brat her father
was an Army NCO--this is confirmed by various biographies.
She reportedly attended Mannheim Junior High School in Germany for the
7th & 8th grades in 1953-55.
She attended and graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee Florida
in 1958 and appears in the 1956, 1957 and 1958 yearbooks from that school.
GEN ANN DUNWOODY
General Dunwoody graduated from SHAPE American High School in
General Ann Dunwoody is currently the highest ranking woman in
the United States military. Her career has been primarily in the field of
logistics. She recently completed a tour as Commanding General of the
Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Ft. Lee, VA. With her recent
promotion to Lt. General, she is now Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, United States
Army, at the Pentagon. (Updated Nov 2005)
FILM & TELEVISION ACTOR
Robert Duvall is a Navy Brat. A fact he confirmed in a 1998 interview
with Charlie Rose on PBS.
He stated that he father was "a Navy Chief Petty Officer, a blue water
sailor who was often at sea for long periods of time." He also stated
that he grew up in Maryland and Virginia.