AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Re: WW II Soliders In Italy
In Response To: Re: WW II Soliders In Italy ()
I agree with you on the aspects of this airing. I was a little confused about the 101st Army Division as having African Americans in their unit at that time. I was trying to research this unit when this program aired, but came up empty handed on what I was looking for in regards to African americans in this unit at that time. I grew up in the military and my step-father was station in the Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where the 101st Airborne Division was, but he was not in that unit. In my opinion there is not enough information about African Americans military history anywhere concerning WW II. My own father fought in WW II himself in a unit in Northern Africa and I cannot find out anything about the unit he was in. My father told tales of how they were treated back then and especially being put on the frontline ahead of the white units during the war.
I was in the military myself and know for a fact that information is scarce or hidden on African Americans in the military as a whole.
I was suprise to learn that African Americans played such an important part in all the Wars that the United States had been in. Even more suprise of the rolls the African Americans military played in WW I and WW II. I myself do not support any Amvets, American Legions Posts, etc. Just my opinion.