America’s first USO building

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DeRIDDER - Located in west central Louisiana is one of the most historic buildings in America. Yes, the very first  building used exclusively for the USO during World War II is located in DeRidder. This building is still located in this quiet town in Louisiana and today is known as the War Memorial Civic Center in honor of 47 young men from this area who were killed in action during World War II. Also housed in this beautiful building is the War Room Museum that has many items from World War II on display. 
 
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