1st Airborne Battle Group 1956-1964

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An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, MS, 1962
by William Doyle

"On October 1, 1962, in the early morning, a force of nearly 30,000 American combat troops raced toward Oxford, MS in a colossal armada of helicopters, transport planes, Jeeps and Army trucks. Their mission was to save Oxford, the University of Mississippi and a small force of federal marshals from being destroyed by over 2,000 white civilians who were rioting after James Meredith, a black Air Force veteran, arrived to integrate the school."

The 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry were the first US Army troops to arrive in the area.

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We Stand Alone
As sung to the tune of "High above the Chattahoochee near the Upatois"

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