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Julius Becton: 'I concentrated on being a soldier'
Retired Lt. Gen. Julius Becton Jr. was leading a platoon in a segregated battalion a year after Truman’s executive order to integrate the armed forces. Becton would go on to earn the Silver Star and be awarded two Purple Hearts in Korea.
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