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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 10:44 p.m. PST

…during World War II

"African Americans have fought in every major conflict in which the United States has been involved, from the Revolutionary War on. They frequently served with distinction — the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War, the 9th and 10th U.S. Colored Cavalry regiments during the Indian wars and the Spanish-American War, and the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I all established outstanding fighting records.

Yet with each new war in which the United States became embroiled, the white American establishment tended to forget the contribution made by black servicemen in previous conflicts. Each time, black soldiers were committed to combat in racially segregated units and had to prove themselves all over again. Of the 909,000 black Americans selected for duty in the Army during World War II, only one black division saw infantry combat in Europe — the 92nd Infantry Division…"
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Legion 421 May 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend!. (smile)


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RudyNelson22 May 2020 8:24 p.m. PST

Old news as a member of the 3/10 Buffalo Soldiers Ready Forward and the 1/9 Real Cavalry, I got quite familiar with the linage history.
There are some good film clips and photos of African American SPA 75mm guns supporting the Japanese American, Neisei units in Italian operations.

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