KIP WARD GREW UP IN BARE HILLS,
AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENCLAVE
NORTHWEST OF ROLAND PARK
Accused of unauthorized, lavish spending,
including lengthy stays in luxury hotels
WIFE SENT AIDE FOR SNICKERS BARS
By Alan Z. Forman
When fighter pilot and Tuskegee Institute graduate Chappie James became the first African-American to achieve the rank of four-star general in the United States armed forces, William E. “Kip” Ward was barely out of college and into graduate school at Penn State University.
The year was 1975, Ward was finishing a B.A. in political science at Morgan State. Three decades earlier, when James was first commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1943, the Army was segregated. There were no black officers of senior rank. ............
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