- Published: Monday, 24 October 2011 02:41
- Written by Julie Watson the Associated Press
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Oscar Culp does not like to remember. His mind has erased the harshest details. But the pain still stings for the 87-year-old WWII veteran, who endured boot camp in a snake-infested North Carolina swampland as one of the first blacks admitted to the Marine Corps.