NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The federal government says the names of 581 black World War I veterans are missing from bronze plaques hanging outside the courthouse in Natchez.
The U.S. General Services Administration tells the Natchez Democrat that the names will be added to the plaques.
The GSA says in addition to the 581 black soldiers excluded, more than 100 white veterans were also left off the plaques.
The GSA became aware of the missing names in 2008 when a California State University graduate student, Shane Peterson, highlighted the issue in his thesis.
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