Hoosier C. Mervin Palmer was one of 12,000 conscientious objectors who served their country in Civilian Public Service Camps during World War II.
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Visit Chronicling America to read more first drafts of history: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
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Written and produced by Justin Clark.
Images and footage courtesy of Internet Archive, the New York Public Library, the American Friends Service Committee, and John Thiesen.
Music: “Act Three” by Audionautix