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Heroism, athleticism, and sad to say, racism. Also, 7 other things worth your time.
In 1956, a 37-year old World War II Navy veteran named Charles Jackson French died in San Diego.
French, who was Black, had been “claimed by alcoholism,” according to friends. Here’s what we think we know about him—and why, perhaps, more people should know.
An orphan, French enlisted in the Navy right after Pearl Harbor. By summer 1942, he was serving as…