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February 5, 1916 Alfred Masters, the first African American to serve in the United States Marines, was born in Palestine, Texas. Masters was sworn into the marines June 1, 1942.

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21 World War I Recruitment Posters From Around the Globe

A U.S. Marines' recruitment poster released in Artwork by James Montgomery Flagg. - How else are you going to get a bunch of Americans to fight in Europe, which they didn't give a shit about, than to lie to them. At least that doesn't happen now. :) RM

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