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Photo B0102: The troops assigned to the civil rights riot suppression and security duty at the State University in Oxford, Mississippi during the Christmas and New Years holiday season were billeted in small tent cities at the National Guard Armory and Municipal Airport. With the city off limits to all troops except those on official business, the troops had to entertain themselves. Left to Right: SP/4 Anthony Toledo, PFC Andrew Kaczmarck, Anthony Smardz, Jerald Sheller and David Dean of Alpha Company 720th MP Battalion, 4th Army, III Corps entertained themselves playing cards at the National Guard Armory on 22 December 1962. If you can add any information to this photograph, please use this Email Link. Official U.S. Army Photograph, courtesy of the Birmingham, Alabama News Newspaper, page 9-D, 23 December 1962 edition.

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