Richmond Hill Welcomes First Black Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

Donald Singleton
Donald Singleton

Congratulations to Donald Singleton of Richmond Hill, Georgia. He has been selected to serve as Grand Marshall of the 2012 Richmond Hill Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. He is the first African American to have this honor.

Singleton was born and raised in Richmond Hill, attended the original George Washington Carver School from elementary through high school. He is a member of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill. He has been involved in many Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day observances throughout the nation. He assisted in bringing the Moving Wall Memorial to Richmond Hill in 2008 also in Savannah. He served in the US Army from 1966-1969, serving 19 months and 23 days in Vietnam with 101st Airborne Division Vietnam, served in the Air National Guard 1970- 1974, served in the Coast Guard Reserve 1974-1978. He is a member of several local organizations including: American Legion Post 27; DAV (Disabled American Veterans); Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671;101st Airborne Association; 82nd Airborne Association; Screaming Eagles in Vietnam Association; and the Purple Heart Association.

He is married to Letha Singleton for 44 years and they have 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

He is a retired locomotive engineer of CSX Railroad; distributes The Savannah Tribune in Bryan and Liberty counties and he loves farming as a hobby.

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