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Remembering the man under the hair

August Doyle fought a battle for cultural identity

 

July 15, 2020

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August Doyle said his hair looked the same on his wedding day, Aug. 14, 1971, as it did when he was court-martialed.

Perhaps you've never heard of August Doyle, but his hair was famous.

His story played out 50 years ago, which makes today a good day to remember the former airman at Cannon Air Force Base.

Doyle grew up in Crosby, Texas, about 25 miles east of Hou...



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