Mexia mayor Richard Duncan was guard at Camp David

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Mexia Mayor Richard Duncan recently looked back on his days as a young man in the Marines and spoke to the Mexia Lions Club about his time guarding Camp David, the presidential retreat in northern Maryland.
After he joined the Marine Corps, he went to San Diego and was selected to be considered for the position, through scoring favorably on an aptitude test.
To get a Top Secret security clearance, the Marine Corps did an intensive background check on Duncan, with investigators coming to Mexia to question those who knew him.
Once Duncan passed, he was stationed in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned to the Marine Barracks 8th & I, named for its location, and the oldest active post in the Corps.

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