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Interview with Allen Williams, June 29, 2005
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June 29, 2005
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Sergeant Allen Williams, from Richfield, Connecticut, joined the Marine Corps in 1948. He served in Guam for eighteen months with the segregated 5th Marine Depot Company. There he joined the Marine Corps boxing team and fought three rounds with Joe Louis in Hawaii. Returning to the United States in 1950, he was assigned to the now integrated First Marine Division, and left the Corps in 1952. After a brief career as a professional boxer, he worked for thirty seven years with the Connecticut Power and Light Company in Danbury, Connecticut. Retired, he lives in Aventura, Florida.
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