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Willis Brown | A Company, 426th Signal Construction Battalion, Aviation, 8th Army

5:26   |   Willis Brown was drafted out of college into the Army and headed south to Turner Field in Georgia. He didn't like the way he was treated there and asked for a transfer, but was denied. He reveals how he beat the system and got out of there.

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