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Day 1: March 22, 1965
1600 hours



The memo reads as follows:

Report No. 3 as of 1600, March 22, 1965

The marchers are approximately one mile southeast of the town of Benton. They are down to 286 by actual count.

The four tents have been erected for tonight in the cow pasture near Big Swamp Creek. The site is reported as a good one by officers who have inspected it. The marchers and the camp site will be protected by the 720 MP Battalion.

At 0600 tomorrow morning the protection mission passes from Team Alpha, which has been based in Selma, to Team Bravo, which is based in Montgomery.

Signed by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
The Special Assistant

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