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Jack “Jackie” Robinson, U.S. Army (1942-1944)

Jack “Jackie” Robinson, U.S. Army (1942-1944)

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.

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Morgan Freeman,  U.S. Army (1955-1959)

Morgan Freeman, U.S. Army (1955-1959)

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director and narrator. He has appeared in a range of film genres portraying character roles and is particularly known for his distinctive deep voice. Freeman is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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