WhiteWomenBlackMen.com

Go Back   WhiteWomenBlackMen.com > NEWS and VIEWS > Politics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
pettyofficerj
Senior Member
 
pettyofficerj's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Troll mode activated
Posts: 24,395
Rep Power: 78
pettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenzBenz View Post
African-American soldiers who served in World War I.





ww1...there's a new one

__________________
"Sit your five-dolla ass down before I make change!"
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/pettyofficerj/
http://www.myspace.com/pettyofficerj
pettyofficerj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 11:27 PM   #12
DenzBenz
Senior Member
 
DenzBenz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Head Office
Posts: 1,705
Rep Power: 13
DenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enough
More Black American Soldiers from Word War I



DenzBenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 12:40 AM   #13
swirlman07
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TN
Posts: 1,380
Rep Power: 21
swirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond reputeswirlman07 has a reputation beyond repute
The Wereth Eleven

We can't forget the heroes of WWII and the valor of the 333th Artillery Battalion. Their story was chronicled in a recent special on the National Geographic channel. Here's a teaser about the special. You should watch for it, and catch it if you can. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YULUUoc-fI
swirlman07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 01:16 AM   #14
RRoyce55
Senior Member
 
RRoyce55's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 623
Rep Power: 15
RRoyce55 has a spectacular aura aboutRRoyce55 has a spectacular aura aboutRRoyce55 has a spectacular aura aboutRRoyce55 has a spectacular aura aboutRRoyce55 has a spectacular aura about
good thread
__________________
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

Socrates
RRoyce55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 05:52 AM   #15
flaminghetero
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,561
Rep Power: 37
flaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant futureflaminghetero has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenzBenz View Post
It is important that we remember the African Americans who fought and died for America during its many wars. Few people know that the man credited to be the first one to die in the Revolutionary War was a Black man, by the name of Chrispus Attucks. During the War of 1812, Black soldiers helped defeat the British in New Orleans.



By the end of the Civil War, 10% of the union forces were Black. The 54th regiment, which was an all Black fighting unit, was immortalized in the movie "Glory," fought a number of important battles, eventually losing more than half of their troops. Two of Frederick Douglass's sons also fought in the Civil War and Harriet Tubman severed as a scout for the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers.



In World War II, Black soldiers had an increased presence. The NAACP pushed for the War Department to form the all-black 99th Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps, otherwise known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee airmen were the only U.S. unit to sink a German destroyer. Like the 54th Regiment, the Tuskegee Airmen were immortalized in a movie of the same name.



The Marines first opened themselves to Black volunteers in 1942. To the dismay of the Marines only 63 African Americans joined. Black officer, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell C. Johnson, decided that he would actively recruit Black Marines. Due to his efforts African Americans began joining the Marines at a rate of more than 1,000 a month in 1943.



Many Black soldiers both volunteered and were drafted to fight in the Vietnam war. Colin Powell joined the ROTC at City College and would go on to be a Captain in Vietnam, later becoming a major. Powell would go on to be National Security Advisor (1987–1989), Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993) and eventually as Secretary of State for George W. Bush in 2001.

Another Black Vietnam veteran who would go on to success was Col. Charles F. Bolden. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1968, he became a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, flying over 100 sorties in Vietnam. Bolden's flying skills made him an ideal candidate for NASA, which he joined as an astronaut in 1981. After a long and impressive career as an astronaut, President Barack Obama name Bolden the head of NASA.

Source: News One
Don't forget to mention how many of them were lynched in their uniforms once they returned "home".
flaminghetero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 05:50 PM   #16
DenzBenz
Senior Member
 
DenzBenz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Head Office
Posts: 1,705
Rep Power: 13
DenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enough
Three WWI Black American Soldiers from the 1910's

Word War I heroes wearing medals on their military jackets.


Last edited by DenzBenz; 03-23-2011 at 06:43 PM.
DenzBenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #17
pettyofficerj
Senior Member
 
pettyofficerj's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Troll mode activated
Posts: 24,395
Rep Power: 78
pettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond reputepettyofficerj has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenzBenz View Post
Word War I heroes wearing medals of honor on their military jackets.

the two on the right are wearing Distinguished Service Crosses, while the one on the left has a DSC and another medal.

There's only 1 black medal of honor recipient from ww1.
"Freddie Stowers was the only African American to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in World War I.[2] Stowers had led an assault on German trenches, continuing to lead and encourage his men even after being twice wounded. Stowers died of his wounds, and was shortly afterwards recommended for the Medal of Honor; however, this recommendation was never processed. In 1990, the Department of the Army conducted a review and the Stowers recommendation was uncovered. An investigation was launched, and based on results of the investigation the award of the Medal of Honor was approved. Stowers' Medal of Honor was presented on April 24, 1991—seventy-three years after he was killed-in-action.

check out this bullshit tho....he didn't get the award officially under '91
__________________
"Sit your five-dolla ass down before I make change!"
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/pettyofficerj/
http://www.myspace.com/pettyofficerj
pettyofficerj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #18
DenzBenz
Senior Member
 
DenzBenz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Head Office
Posts: 1,705
Rep Power: 13
DenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enoughDenzBenz will become famous soon enough
More WWI Black American Soldiers from the 1910's






Last edited by DenzBenz; 03-23-2011 at 06:50 PM.
DenzBenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© since 1999 WhiteWomenBlackmen.com