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The new year has arrived, veterans. And it's already February. This month is Black History Month. As we commemorate the great achievements made by Black Americans, we’ll pay special attention to our Black American veterans. In every conflict, we have answered the call, in defense of this nation. Many you know about, some you don’t; let’s honor them all. Honor them this month and for always!
Diane M. Williamson, U.S. Army
First to die in the Boston Massacre
Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars.
Daniel James was an fighter pilot in the United States Air Force who, in 1975, became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general in the United States Armed Forces.
He was the first black American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest decoration for valor awarded by the Navy, after the Medal of Honor.
Marcia Carol Martin Anderson (née Mahan, born 1957) was the first African-American woman to become a major general in the United States Army Reserve.
The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, nicknamed The Triple Nickles, was an all-black airborne unit of the United States Army during World War II.
These drivers of the 666th Quartermaster Truck Company, 82nd Airborne Division, who chalked up 20,000 miles each without an accident, since arriving in the European Theater of Operations."
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II
Commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Medical Section of the U.S. Army Officers Reserve Corps.In 1919, he became the first black physician appointed to the staff of a white hospital in New York City.
This classic includes succinct, compelling accounts of African Americans who fought and died for a freedom they could not enjoy.
The “6888” has a long list of “firsts” and accomplishments to its credit.  Comprised of 855 women, of which 824 were enlisted and 31 were officers, it was the first African American all-female battalion
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U.S. SOLDIERS-EUROPE WWII
U.S. INFANTRY-VERDUN, WW1
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