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Most Decorated Texan of “The Great War”

  • Most Decorated Texan of “The Great War”
    Most Decorated Texan of “The Great War”
On Jul. 22, 1917, a young soldier from East Texas was recovering from serious wounds, while coping with the effects of a mustard gas attack 72 hours after fighting his second two-day battle in seven weeks. George Lawson Keene, who always went by his middle name, grew up in his birthplace of Crockett. His roots ran deep in the Piney Woods with both parents direct descendants of early settlers. …

 

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