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VIA WASHINGTON POST: Joseph Hairston enlisted in the Army in 1940 as an 18-year-old and still remembers the cold stares and disgusted gazes of his white commanding officers. Hairston, 87, served in the 599th Field Artillery Battalion and became one of the Army’s first black commissioned officers. He deployed to Italy in 1944 and, like […]