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Re: Leonard "Smitty" Smith
In Response To: Re: Leonard "Smitty" Smith ()

I am an African American Male born in the early 1960s. I served in the Air Force for eight years. I am currently a Police Officer in Prince George's County, MD. I recently read the book Brothers in Arms. I had been aware of the Buffalo Soldiers, Hellfighters of Harlem and Tuskegee Airmen. Now after all of these years I can now proudly recall the proud men of the 761st. I have taken it upon myself to make the younger generation aware of the courageous accomplishments of the brave African American men who fought for the freedom of all people of color. THESE GREAT MEN HAD TO ENDURE MUCH PAIN, AND I FOR ONE WILL NOT LET IT BE IN VAIN. I proudly wear a replica tankers jacket bearing the 761st Armored patch and the Black Panter "Come out Fighting" in honor of the 761st. Fans of the 761st check out the "Liberators" fighting on two fronts book, very good information.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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