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Isaac Woodard

Clip: Season 33 Episode 3 | 1m 4s

Isaac Woodard entered the military in 1942 and served in the 429th Port Battalion as a longshoreman. After the war, he was honorably discharged on February 12, 1946 and headed home.

Aired: 03/30/21

Rating: NR

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