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Bob Royce | Headquarters Company, 347th Regiment, 87th Division - Army

3:48   |   Draftee Bob Royce went to Army boot camp in Grenada, Mississippi and his eyes were opened to the reality of life in the rural South during the 1940's. Looking past that to his training, he only worried about the heat. At his next stop in Charleston, he nearly lost the car his family loaned him to the Atlantic tide.

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