African American History Month

DoD graphic by Regina Ali

Army Lt. Vernon Baker was 1 of 7 black Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. Sadly, he was the only one left alive to receive it.
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Dr. Lem Burnham. DoD photo by Katie Lange

Success is often defined as a life well-lived. For one athlete-turned-professor, his successes can directly be attributed to his life as a Marine.
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DoD graphic by Regina Ali

Pfc. James Anderson Jr. gave his life to save others in Vietnam. For that, he became the first black Marine to earn the Medal of Honor.
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Civil War Army Sgt. William Carney knew how important the Union flag was, so when he went to battle, its protection came before his own life.
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Veteran Ezra Hill Sr. smiles as he talks about his life and service in the Army during World War II. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Luther Washington

The hardships of WWII were a struggle for all, but for black service members, they faced an extra hurdle – segregation. During Black History Month, one former WWII soldier shares his stories.
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