Epps descendant of Lincoln Co.,Tn. Epps, from Larry Epps,1782-1861, Riley Salmon of the USA Olympic Volleyball Champions on the left at the China Olympics, Number 10 on the team, Grandson of Riley M. Epps of Texas, and I am a descendant of Larry Epps also, from Larry's son, Hugh Montgomery Cole Epps. My name is Steven Pruitt Epps of Upson Co., Ga.
This is me with my Russian-made AK-47 while I was in 5th Comm. Bn., III Marine Amph. Force, DaNang, S. Vietnam in 1970. Semper Fi, do or die Marines!
My Daddy, Hiram Thomas Epps,on the left, who as a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment,the Red Devils regiment, attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, jumped behind the German lines in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He fought in Holland,and Belgium, and all the way to Germany and stood on the Honor Guard for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the Allied Supreme Commander in Frankfurt, Germany, and of course he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he had frostbite feet. He was and is my Hero, one of the great generation of freedom-defending Americans who are dying every day. God Bless them all!! The fellow in civilian clothes was my uncle by marriage, James Alfred Hammond who later served in the Navy in WWII. I was a U.S. Marine in 5th Comm. Bn, III MAF, DaNang, S.Vietnam in 1970. Semper Fi, do or die, Marines.
Here are my GreatGrandparents Hiram Thomas and Martha Ann Chesser Epps who lived in Petersburg,Tn. and later in Piedmont,Ala.
GGGranddaddy Levi Zacharia Stroud before dying for the Confederacy in the Battle of Ellison's Mill,outside of Richmond,Va. on June 26,1862 as a member of the Georgia 44th Infantry Regiment. He was from Upson Co.,Ga. Husband of Mary Frances Franklin.