Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

African-Americans have fought with pride, courage and dignity in every conflict this country has had, beginning with Revolutionary War.

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Crispus Attucks - first person killed in the Revolutionary War.




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54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

Immortalized in the movie Glory

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1st Louisana Native Guard, 1861

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Troops in the Spanish-American War, 1898

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9th Calvary in the Phillippine-American War, circa 1900

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1900 black Troop C 9th cav at camp lawton WA -Phillippines

World War One Troops

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World War Two

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The Tuskegee Airmen

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Korean War

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the first time Black soldiers were in an integrated Army

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Vietnam

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Gulf Wars

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Black Women in the Armed Forces

Article about Black women in the Military

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Cathy Williams-female Buffalo Soldier

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POW Shoshana Johnson


Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. - the first Black General in the Army.

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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. -the first Black General in the Air Force and the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. - the first Black Admiral in the Navy.

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Frank E. Petersen -He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps General.

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Colin Powell - first Black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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ACES Museum Honoring Black and Minority Veterans of WWII and Their Families

The History Place: African-Americans in WWII

4 comments:

The Angry Independent said...

Awesome photos....wow!

rikyrah said...

thanks. you know Black folks and questioning our patriotism is a HELL NO for me.

Andre said...

Amazing tribute, Rikyrah. Thanks for this!

CommonSenseC said...

THIS POST WAS JUST AWESOME!!!!!!