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Lebanon man helped open the doors to an integrated military

By The Staff

William "Buster" Mattingly is not a man who brags about what he has done, but as we have learned, what he has done is worth talking about.
Mattingly entered the Marines Corps in 1944, just a few years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring the military to allow anyone to serve regardless of race. That order may have opened the doors for African-Americans, but it did not end the attitudes that had kept many of them out of the service.
Nevertheless, Mattingly enlisted, and he was sent to Camp Lejeune, N.C. - well, almost.


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