Lawrence Diggs wears his 1943 Marines uniform cap

August 2, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Lawrence Diggs, wearing the hat he got in 1943 as part of his uniform, recalls his memory of the time he was in the Marines at his Columbia home July 24. Born in Mississippi, Diggs spent his teen years in Chicago and joined the Marines at the age of 18.

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