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Black WWII Veteran Finally Receives Purple Heart After Initially Being Denied Due to Racism

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Despite the various sacrifices he made while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Osceola “Ozzie” Fletcher was never awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in battle due to racism and segregation within the military.

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