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Mystery of Her 1982 Murder May Be Solved

Authorities in Georgia charge Marcellus McCluster in death of Rene Dawn Blackmore

(Newser) - A long-unsolved murder of an Army private in Georgia may have been cracked. Authorities in Georgia have charged Marcellus McCluster, 64, with killing Rene Dawn Blackmore in 1982, when she was a private at Fort Benning, reports Fox 8 . The 20-year-old Blackmore vanished while returning to her barracks on the...

A 1941 Army Base Lynching Remains Unsolved
A 1941 Army Base Lynching
Remains Unsolved

A 1941 Army Base Lynching Remains Unsolved

Pvt. Felix Hall was found hanging from a tree at Fort Benning

(Newser) - On the morning of Feb. 12, 1941, Army Pvt. Felix Hall went to his job at a sawmill near Fort Benning where he was stationed. After his shift ended, he told friends he was going to the Post Exchange, the only place on the segregated Georgia base where a black...

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