Lloyd Chris Honoré
Lloyd was born on December 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended the public schools of New Orleans and graduated from McDonough Thirty-Five Senior High School in January of 1944.
Drafted into the Army on April 5, 1944, Lloyd underwent military training at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana for about six months, and was then shipped overseas with the all Negro or Colored 1330th Engineer General Service Regiment.
After about six months in Europe (England, Belgium, France, and Germany) his regiment was redeployed to Okinawa. Eight months later, Lloyd was on his way back to the United States and was honorably discharged on May 21, 1946.
Lloyd attended Dillard University in New Orleans from 1947 to 1951 and, in 1952, married and moved to Los Angeles where he did some graduate study, but most of the time he worked either as a state or government employee.
His first attempt in writing poems was in 1951 when he wrote the words to his commencement class song. In 1969, Lloyd started writing poems and short stories and wrote quite frequently while living in California. After returning to New Orleans in 1994, he resumed writing poems and short stories.
Index of Writings
Lloyd Chris Honoré: Okinawa, 1945/46
Lloyd Chris Honoré: Germany, 1945