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Race order changed military

...said Mr. Ricks, whose company never had a major racial incident during the two years before official desegregation. Mildred Ricks said her husband of 49 years has never dwelled on the significance or importance of his assignment 52 years ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/26/met_234325.shtml
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Featured obituary: Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.

...most important, not that person's race, skin color, gender or religion." Mr. Ricks is survived by his wife, Mildred Ricks; six children; two sisters; and a brother. A FULL CAREER AUGUST 1942: Percy Ricks Jr. is drafted into the Army...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/18/obi_348993.shtml
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Mrs. Carrie Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

...three sisters, Rev. Amanda Elizabeth Drennon of Greenwood, Mrs. George (Maude) Singletary, Sr. of Detroit and Mildred Ricks of Augusta; one brother, James T. Wideman, Sr. of McCormick and five step-grandchildren. The family is at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/11/obi_54861.shtml
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