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Olin and Doris Mott
Olin and Doris Mott

Olin Mott was born in Coffee, Georgia in 1921, and being born into modest means he and his family saw the impact of the Depression first-hand. By the late 1930's Olin saw opportunity to better his family's situation by enlisting in the Army. After surviving injury during the attack on Pearl Harbor while stationed in Hawaii, Olin returned to the states, married his wife Doris, then set about creating a life as a family man, business owner, and philanthropist. Olin started today's story by picking up just after the war ended and related some of his life experiences during a conversation with his wife.

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Music Credits: At Last We Meet Again, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Three Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Warner Bros.

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