28 Apr '15, 12am

Maryland's adjutant general, an African-American woman from Frederick, has quite a life story:

Maryland's adjutant general, an African-American woman from Frederick, has quite a life story:

Adjutant General of Maryland Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh (Photo: Maryland National Guard) CONNECT 38 TWEET 35 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE FREDERICK, Md. — Linda Singh was working fast-food jobs and just trying to make ends meet when she saw a recruiting stand for the Maryland National Guard at Francis Scott Key Mall. Singh was 17 in 1981. She had left her parents' home two years earlier after abuse and arguments forced her out. "I was hanging out a lot in the streets, hanging out with my friends," she said. "They could go home in the evening. They had great homes. I didn't." She rented a room from an elderly couple in Frederick, but when her wages couldn't pay for that, she slept at friends' houses. Singh said Frederick was "a huge city" to her, back when she had to learn how to live on her own. She knew she could have been placed in a foster home, but she said that was worse...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/guard-reserve...

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