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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

Black Soldiers’ Legacy of Sacrifice and Valor

Black Soldiers’ Legacy of Sacrifice and Valor

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
By: VAN DORA WILLIAMS, BlackAmericaWeb.com

As families in Killeen, Texas, welcome their loved ones home, many more soldiers patrol Iraq waiting for their turn to come home. According to the most recent U.S. Department of Defense numbers, 827 soldiers have been killed and 5,013 have been wounded in action.

The Army bore the brunt of the casualties, claiming 615 deaths. Fifteen percent of those fatalities were blacks. It’s a little less for Army soldiers wounded in action. The figures stand at 3,746 wounded with 474 being black, or about 12.5 percent.

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http://blackamericaweb.com/site.aspx/wideangle/troops615

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