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Monrovia Museum Preparing Military Exhibit

Mark Still, curator of the Monrovia Historical Museum, writes in the latest newsletter of the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group that he is building a military exhibit, to be unveiled in spring of 2014. He has discovered that 6,690 Monrovia men and women served in World War II. A few were: Monrovian Bettie Mae Scott, who test-flew military planes and bombers; Tuskegee Airman, Leroy "Buster" Criss, who flew "red-tailed planes" in the war; and Frank Morimoto, a Monrovian of Japanese descent, who served in the famous 442nd Regiment while the soldiers' relatives were incarcerated in relocation camps.

- Brad Haugaard

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