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U.S. marine flag presented to armed forces museum

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WLBT) - Retired marines from the Commiskey-Wheat Marine Corps League presented the U.S. marine flag to the armed forces museum at Camp Shelby on Monday.

The flag was placed in the Medal of Honor room, next to a new display honoring World War 2 hero Jack Lucas.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman after he shielded his comrades from two grenades on Iwo Jima.

Jack Lucas was the youngest recipient of the Medal of Honor outside the Civil War.

 

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