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Otis Strong: WWII hero, Doyline native called ‘home’

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Otis Lee Strong Jr. was never much for talking about his service.

The World War II veteran took no pride in war, but freedom comes at a price unknown to many Americans today.

Strong was born Sept. 4, 1919, and died Nov. 1, 2017. He was born in Taylor, Louisiana but moved to Doyline early in life where he went to school and grew up alongside his five siblings.

According to Strong’s daughter Joy, Otis derived his pleasure from the simple things in life and was a “man’s man.”
“He loved to fish, hunt, garden and tinker with lawnmowers and tractors,”

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