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Old 04-25-2012, 11:16 PM
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In 1942, at the age of 9 years, I went with my mother to join my father who had been recalled to active duty in April 1942 and assigned to the Mississippi Ordnance Plant in Flora, Mississippi, about 26 miles north of Jackson, the capital. Despite the name, it was an Ordnance training base, training soldiers in maintenance of such hi tech items as 2 1/2 ton trucks, M 4 tanks, etc. Securty,including gate guards, was provided by a corps of private security personnel, dressed in blue uniforms wih white holsters and wearing white pith helmets. They carried revolvers. I didn't know what they were, but now would presume they were Victorys. I imagine that security at other installations was handled in a similiar fashion.

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