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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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Michelle Delaney
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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
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This M&M dispenser, soot-covered calendar, and desk copy of the U.S. Army code were recovered from the...
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