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Gray Bonnet Girl of Ga.'s 121st Regiment Remembered

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At 16, Lauta Averett captured many hearts. She was the Gray Bonnet Girl, chosen to greet her heroes' homecoming - Georgia's 121st Regiment - during World War II.  "To think about our mom doing that and being the gray bonnet girl, we couldn't believe it, we'd say mom! That's you?," says Lauta Clark, Averett's daughter. Averett beat out about 200 girls to claim the title of a contest she didn'...

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