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Two horse soldiers still in the race

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To the editor:
I loved Laura Lewis’ story in [the Aug. 23] Beacon on boats and, of course, Weston Varnam.
Early on the morning of Jan. 7, 1941, five young men met in front of R.D. White’s place in Shallotte. One was my first cousin; the other three I had never heard of until that day. One of them was Weston Varnam.
We went from Shallotte straight to Fort Jackson. That same day, we all joined the U.S. Army except one, because of his hearing. He was sent back home.


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