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FORT HOOD, Texas -- James H. Meredith (left), a prominent civil rights activist, shakes hands with Gary L. Hacbarth, a veteran from 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th MP Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, during an African American Black History Month Observance event Feb. 25, 2016, at Fort Hood. Hacbrath was assigned to guard Meredith during his historic attendance at the University of Mississippi in 1962. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)