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A bevy of stylish African-American Beauties, 1941. Photographed by Charles “Teenie” Harris.
The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by by Karen Barber
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Benjamin O. Davis Sr., soldier who became the first black general in the U.S. Army. He was promoted to Brigadier General by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. During World War II, he headed a special unit charged with safeguarding the status and morale of black soldiers in the army, and he served in the European theatre as a special adviser on race relations. He retired in 1948 after 50 years of service.
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Retired 4 Star General Colin Luther Powell was the 65th U S Secretary of State, serving under Pres. George W. Bush (2001 Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), Commander of the U.S. Army Forces 1989) & Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first & ONLY African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He adamantly condemned the invasion of Iraq once he found that he had been lied to re WMD.
First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.
That makes a lot of sense. In fact, it's gotten worse. Our military sent some troops in without the equipment they need, such as Kelvar vests. Think they gave a crap. it wasn't their kids. Imagine your family having to purchase one because the military is short handed. If you don't have the money to equip your troops, don't go to war!!!!