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African American Military History Museum seeks information on former USO volunteers

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from The African American Military History Museum

The African American Military History Museum seeks information on any person that volunteered at the East Sixth Street USO Club (now the African American Military History Museum) during the 1940’s.

Opened in 1942, in the segregated army of World War II, the USO Club served as a home away from home for African American soldiers stationed at Camp Shelby. The Hattiesburg USO building is the only remaining USO constructed especially for African American soldiers in public use in the United States. It is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark.

The African American Military History Museum will celebrate Black History Month this February and wishes to honor these volunteers at the Museum during our Black History Month Celebration. If you or someone you know was a volunteer at the USO in the 1940’s, please contact Latoya Norman at 601.450.1942 or send an email to lnorman@hattiesburg.org.

The African American Military History Museum is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, click here. 

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