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Dec. 19, 1907: No, None of It Was His Fault

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Dec. 19, 1907 Los Angeles What you have to understand first about George White is that he isn’t to blame. Oh he’ll take his prison sentence for robbing the Hot Rivet Saloon, … Continue reading

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Aug. 13, 1942: Times Visits African American Troops

Aug. 15, 1942: The good news: The Times writes about African American troops. The bad news: The story is one stereotype after another.

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Guards Shoot at Car Refusing to Halt Outside Army Camp; Man Near Death

April 5, 1942: Sentries fire at a car that refused to stop on a street leading to the Army camp in Alondra Park.  Ralph W. Spaulding, 26, was hospitalized after being shot in the head. Bessie Edwards, who suffered a … Continue reading

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Ain’t it Garand?

May 17, 1957 Los Angeles An otherwise unidentified author named James McLean writes a misty-eyed farewell to the passing of M-1 Garand, recalling the day in 1941 that his Army drill sergeant introduced him to the replacement for the ’03 … Continue reading

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