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Hometown Heroes: Roscoe Thomas

<span style="font-family: Times New Roman" size="3;"><br></span><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Roscoe Thomas...A Hometown Hero.<o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Roscoe Thomas was an example of what a man can be to his community and county.  Born in Shreveport in 1918, he was drafted into World War II at the age of 22.  During his service, he was on of 13 black soldiers selected in a class of 200 for 'Officers Candidate School.'  Thomas served in the 92nd infantry in the famous African-American Buffalo Soldiers Unit which is the only black infantry division to see combat in Europe during the war.  He also served in North African and Italy...eventually wounded near Bombiana...for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. Thomas Died in 2008 but his memory is still alive through service and the hearts of everyone he touch

Roscoe Thomas...This Week's Hometown Hero.

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