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General's family: From segregation to command in 100 years

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March 16, 2019 09:21 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Pvt. Walter Beagles arrived at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, in 1918, an African American draftee in a segregated Army that relegated black soldiers to labor battalions out of a prejudiced notion that they couldn't fight.
More than 100 years later, his great-grandson now serves as the base's 51st commanding general.
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General's family: From segregation to command in 100 years
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