• Johnnie A. Jones Sr, Civil Rights Lawyer And Purple Heart Recipient, Dies At 102

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    Still courtesy of TODAY By Rayna Reid · Updated May 11, 2022 Johnnie A. Jones, Sr., a decorated World War II soldier and civil rights legal titan, passed away on April 23, at a “veteran's facility in Jackson, Louisiana” at the age of 102. Born on November 30, 1919 in Louisiana, Jones graduated from Southern University, and at 22 , “tested as the first Black soldier for the Warrant Officer position,” before being promoted a year later to warrant officer rank, junior grade. Jones survived bomb attacks and German snipers, but during Normandy's D-Day invasion, Jones was wounded. Just last...
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