In 2009, my father a proud military man passed. He was a great dad and loving husband. He was a proud man who had been in the Air Force and run his own business. I thought I knew all the stories that could be told. Until a pilot sent his condolences to our family and how much he respected my dad. The story he told was after flying a mission for the military and having to drive to another base they need to find a hotel. Being tired, he went to bed. He did not realize until the next morning that my father had spent the night in the car because the hotel would not accept blacks. My dad who served his country honorably and well but still suffered discrimination. He never told anyone this story.