Snakeskin shoes belonging to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francis Strother, recruiter for the 145th Airlift Wing, sit on display at the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Jan. 17, 2019. Strother tells a story of how he came from Monrovia, Liberia following a civil war in his country that lasted almost eight years. At times, Strother walked barefoot 10 miles to get to school and other times he wore shoes like the ones on display.