James H. Wilkerson is the father
of five boys, James (Jimmy) Austin, Robert (Bobby) Connie, Thomas (Tommy)
Allan, Rodney Burl and David Neal.
Four of the five brothers also
served in the United States Armed Forces. Two served in combat, Jimmy in
Vietnam, 1968-1970 and Rodney in the Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm against Iraq,
1990-1991. David did not serve in the armed forces.
James Austin Wilkerson,
Seaman 1st Class, United States Navy, Combat, Vietnam War
Robert Connie, Wilkerson,
Aviation Technichian 1st Class, United States Navy, Served, Vietnam Era
Thomas Allan Wilkerson,
Private, United States Army, Served, Vietnam Era
Rodney Burl Wilkerson, Major,
United States Army, Retired, Combat, Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm