ASSOCIATION OF THE "2221" NEGRO VOLUNTEERS - WORLD WAR II
Mae Bell Campbell
"Nearly 1.2 million African Americans served in World War II, yet for the tens of millions of moviegoers watching the epic D-day battle in Saving Private Ryan, not a single African American soldier is presented.
But black soldiers fought at Normandy. Black artillery units provided fire support and air defense from Normandy beaches to the heart of Germany. Black soldiers earned many individual awards for valor and several unit commendations, including a distinguished unit citation. And in the last 2 months of the war, black volunteer infantry replacements, who had been serving in combat support roles, joined and fought alongside white infantry and armored units, although usually in separate all-black platoons.
This is the story of 2,600 of these men." The National Archives and Records Administration
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Haywood Campbell - 78th Infantry Division
Milton Graham - 69th Infantry Division
Oscar Osborne - 9th Infantry Division
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS VETERANS BRAINTRUST GALA RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY - Washington, DC - September 8, 2006
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS VETERANS BRAINTRUST AWARD PRESENTED TO MAE BELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE 2221 ASSOCIATION OF NEGRO VOLUNTEERS OF WORLD WAR II - Washington, DC - September 8, 2006
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS VETERANS BRAINTRUST AWARD PRESENTED TO BENNIE J. McRAE. JR. - Washington, DC - September 8, 2006
Milton Hale, Pell City, Alabama - 2nd Infantry Division
Allie Cottrell, Clanton, Alabama
Hayward Campbell, Jr., New York, New York - 78th Infantry Division
Lawrence Boris, Mt. Vernon, New York - 99th Infantry Division
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