Hi All thought you might be interested in some photograps of African Americans in the military.
African American Photo Museum
Richard Etheridge and his Pea Island Life-Saving Station crew in 1896.
Etheridge was the first African-American keeper of a U.S. Life-Saving Station
Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy, USRCS
Captain Healy was the first commissioned African-American officer of the United States Government and the first to command a U.S. warship. (He was also the brother of Father Healy, first African American President of Georgetown university.)