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Life well lived: Clarence Beavers, part of first all-black US paratrooper unit, dies at 96

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During World War II, Clarence Beavers was part of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, also known as the Triple Nickles, the United States Army’s first all-black paratrooper unit. The last living member of the groundbreaking team, Beavers died earlier this month at the age of 96.

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