Despite pervasive racism in the American South during World War II, the USO adhered to its policy to provide a home away from home for all service members. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, black soldiers at Camp Shelby found a safe place to relax, socialize, and let their guard down at the East 6th Street USO.
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In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re looking back at some of the famous females who have helped shape the history of the USO. From World War II to today, these nine women are just a few of the many who have traveled near and far to entertain service members at home and abroad.