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WWII veteran honored for service to country

R.C. Adams was honored for his service to the country during WWII. R.C. Adams was honored for his service to the country during WWII.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A 99-year-old veteran was recognized for his service during World War II at Redstone Arsenal on Friday.

Representative Howard Sanderford presented Robert "R.C." Adams with a resolution by the state legislature honoring him.

Sanderford served from Aug. 1943 to Jan. 1946. He was part of an all-black unit sent to Normandy, France, three days after the bloody D-Day invasion.

Before retiring, Adams was a building contractor, had a 35-year career with Community Action Agency in Huntsville and started Adams Taxi Service. He was honored as Alabama A&M University's oldest living alumnus in 2008.

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