To his Negro company of the 367th Infantry at
Camp Claiborne, La., a black first sergeant spoke dire words: "From now
on when Ah blows dis yere whistle, Ah wants to see a huge
impenetratable cloud of dust come boilin' outa them tents. An' when 'at
dust clears away, Ah wants to find three rows of statues."
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