Nov 11, 2020
This Veterans Day, we share our interview with Major Eric Connor of the United States Army Reserve. He has a total of 28 years of service, currently serving as United States Army Reserve, Chief of Public Affairs for the Aviation Command, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He also worked in television production, in front of and behind the camera, from news anchor to executive producer and everything in between. Originally from Los Angeles, California, he relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana at age sixteen. He'd made a pact with his cousin that they'd attend high school together. Either the cousin had to move to Los Angeles or Eric would need to move to Shreveport.
He never looked back. He attended Grambling University, one of the Historic Black Colleges and Universities based in Louisiana.
Eric's favorite words include a quote and two books. Quote: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. His two favorite books are The Autobiography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Eric's favorite song is I Call Your Name by Switch.
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