World War II

NEWLY MINTED OFFICER AT AGE 98

IT TOOK 76 YEARS, but Second Lieutenant John E. James Jr. finally got a salute.

James received his commission as an officer in a June 29 ceremony at age 98, more than three quarters of a century after the army denied it to him because of the color of

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