Sherman McAlpin, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran who currently works for the Department of the Navy at the Pentagon, poses at his home in Bowie, Md., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with a photograph of himself as a boy with his father, Harry McAlpin, a Kentucky lawyer, civil rights activist and the first black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House.
Sherman McAlpin, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran who currently works for the Department of the Navy at the Pentagon, poses at his home in Bowie, Md., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with a photograph of himself as a boy with his father, Harry McAlpin, a Kentucky lawyer, civil rights activist and the first black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House. MCT
Sherman McAlpin, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran who currently works for the Department of the Navy at the Pentagon, poses at his home in Bowie, Md., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with a photograph of himself as a boy with his father, Harry McAlpin, a Kentucky lawyer, civil rights activist and the first black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House. MCT

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