Black Faces of War
A Legacy of Honor From the American Revolution to Today
Discusses the contributions of black soldiers in the United States, from the American Revolution to the battlefields of today, presenting individual and group stories, details of battles, and descriptions of army life.
Mbi Pub Co
This commemoration of African-Americans in the U.S. military includes contributions from W. Stephen Morris and Luther H. Smith, one of the most-celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. Other black military heroes featured in the book include Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War; Lt. James Reese Europe, who brought jazz music to Europe in 1918; Lt. Charity Adams, commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit during World War II; and Gen. Colin Powell, who served with distinction in Vietnam, became the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, and retired a four-star general before becoming the first African-American Secretary of State.
Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the American Revolution;
Harriet Tubman, who bravely shepherded slaves to freedom and served the Union during the Civil War;
Lt. James Reese Europe, who introduced jazz music to Europe during World War I;
Capt. Luther H. Smith and other celebrated Tuskegee Airmen of World War II;
Lt. Charity Adams, the first African-American female officer in the Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps; and
Gen. Colin Powell, who served with distinction in Vietnam, became the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, and retired a four-star general before becoming the first African-American Secretary of State.
With a foreword by Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., USA (Ret.), Black Faces of War also features the Medal of Honor winners and such celebrated units as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, which courageously assaulted the Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner; the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers who protected the western frontier; the 92nd Division in World War I France; the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, 758th Tankers, and black women of the Women's Army Corps of World War II; the integrated units that fought in the latter half of the twentieth century; and the brave men and women who serve with honor and distinction on today's battlefields.
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