What Was Black America’s Double War?
While the Double V Campaign was unable to achieve its goals during the war (segregation in the armed forces remained ... More than 2.5 million African Americans registered for the draft when World War II began; 1 million served. And though they faced ...
African Americans in the armed forces
When you read, hear or think of the Armed Forces ... of World War II. Commander Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. served as the commander of the famed Tuskegee Airman. He later went on to become the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
Americans less likely to have served in military or have close relatives in armed forces
According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of Americans ... in the armed forces through ties of blood. That wasn’t always the case. At 88, Francis Resta is a retired engineer and World War II veteran who as an 18-year-old kid fought across Germany ...
A Night With the Armed Forces Foundation
Earlier this week I had the honor of attending the 10th annual Armed Forces ... sides during treatment and recovery from wounds suffered during war. With the launch of our Help Save Our Troops campaign, the AFF proactively educates Americans about the ...
World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together
Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American ... and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie. The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding's The Last Battle, a truly ...