Tommie D. Smith [Guy], from Lexington, KY, was one of the three African American WACs who were beaten by the local police and charged with disorderly conduct for sitting in the white waiting area of the bus station in Elizabethtown, KY. The three WACs were with the 1550th Service Command Unit, WAC Section II. The three women were eventually found not guilty of any charges.

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Winter 11-11-2022

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Veteran’s Day Memorial Program

Cove Haven Cemetery, Lexington, KY

November 11, 2022 @ 11:00a.m.

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Guy, Tommie D. Smith in the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA) @ https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004473

WACs Beaten in Elizabethtown, KY in the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA) @ https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1789

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