Every man of fightin' age in the lumber town of D'Lo, Miss. (pop. 400), is a fightin' man now.

Last to go was tall, 20-year-old Howard Clayton Cook, a State boxing champion, who joined the Navy. Before him, 89 other town youths had signed up in the Army or Navy. When Howard Cook went D'Lo ceased being just a stop on Gulf & Ship Island Railroad: proud citizens figured it was the first town in the nation to hang out a 100% service flag.


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