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  •  Here's a link to two black veterans (13+ / 0-)

    Here, about 3/4 of the way down.  One of whom, William Barnes, had the honor to have been the oldest survior to attend the final reunion, he was 112.  The other black veteran to attend the 1938 final reunion was Richard Lilley, age 95.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 07:18:12 PM PDT

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    •  And it was black "Buffalo soldiers" (15+ / 0-)

      who took San Juan Hill, although Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, who got there second, took all the credit.

      The Buffalo soldiers were led by General Joe Wheeler, a Confederate cavalry general, the youngest general in the Confederate army, who after Reconstruction was elected to Congress but who resigned to be second in command of the Army's invasion of Cuba.  As the Spanish began to run, General Wheeler called out to the black soldiers, "Come on boys, we got those goddam Yankees on the run!"

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 07:32:25 PM PDT

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      •  Not to mention the Tuskeegee Airmen and the WASPS (0+ / 0-)

        The Tuskeegee Airmen were some of the best fighter pilots in WW II. They had to fight the enemy and discrimination at the same time.

        The women of the WASPS ferried combat-ready aircraft all over the world for the Allies in some of the filthiest weather imaginable.

        Then there's the WAVES, WAAFS, etc.

        I guess they don't count in his world.

        "...Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." Richard Feynman

        by QuestionAuthority on Mon Jul 20, 2009 at 05:05:56 AM PDT

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