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November 24, 2015

Capt Billy Mills US Marine Corps (Served 1962-1971)

by dianeshort2014

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Capt Billy Mills

US Marine Corps

(Served 1962-1971)
Shadow Box: http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/104175

Short Bio: In 1964, Billy Mills provided one of those moments for the past millennium. The U.S. runner pulled off one of the greatest, if not the greatest, upset in Olympic history by winning the 10,000-meter run at the Tokyo Summer Games. Mills’ path to the Marine Corps, as well as the Olympics, was littered with road blocks of poverty and racism. Mills, was born an Oglala Sioux on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, traditionally one of the most impoverished in America.

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