Freddie Hart

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Fred Segrest, 21 December 1926, Loachapoka, Alabama, USA. Hart was one of 10 boys and five girls born to a family of sharecroppers. He left school at the age of 12 and started working for his parents. When he was only 15, he lied about his age - and his parents signed the papers - so that he could join the marines. He saw action at both Guam and Iwo Jima. Four years later he was back as a civilian and taught karate to the Los Angeles police. He acquired a black belt, but in 1951, he went into... Read more

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