AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Re: U.S. 102nd Colored Troops
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Very true...racial segregation was made a past policy only in 1947. My 19 year old half-Filipino son who just enlisted for the Special Forces "fast track" would not have been very welcome.
Interestingly, while the Union Army was strictly segregated the Confederate ranks included as combat soldiers 13,000 Indians, 6500 Hispanics, 5500 Jews, tens of thousands of immigrants, a handful of Filipinos from Louisiana, two Amerasian sons of Chang and Eng (the original "Siamese Twins"), and an as yet undetermined number of Black Confederates whose participation is now accepted as fact and being researched and documented by the National Park service.