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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Atlanta Falcons USO Tour to Iraq and Kuwait is an Eye-Opening Experience
Atlanta Falcons CEO Steve Cannon, head coach Dan Quinn, players Alex Mack, Ben Garland and Matt Bryant, cheerleaders Brianna Stade and Alexandria Giannini traveled on a USO tour to Iraq and Kuwait in June to connect with deployed troops.