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Freedom Fighters: W.W. Hughes


W.W. Hughes was in the only Mounted Calvary outfit, the 112th, sent to fight in World War Two.

It was soon apparent on New Caledonia that horses were a bad idea in the jungles of the South Pacific Islands.

Hughes saw most of his combat action on New Britain where he was wounded and a number of his men killed.

At the age of 96, living in Quitman, Texas, Hughes is proud to have done his duty.

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