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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

Re: To Lloyd and Joe (371st Infantry Regiment, WW1

Welcome to the Afrigeneas Military Forum:

You are in good company. Bennie McRae and many of the researchers are highly regarded for their scholarship. Thank you for your information.

Is it possible for you to share your knowledge with the Afrigeneas Military family about the 371st and 372nd? Many of us are more familiar with the 369th ONLY. They did indeed wear the uniform of the French army.

I'm pleased to see a new round of postings about men of color who served in WW I. Many of our ancestors fought in the Great War and helped Europe defeat the enemy. Our fathers and grandfathers did the same in World War II. It's so disheartening to read and hear the anti-American sentiments from Europeans about our country. They suffer from a selective memory loss about their American liberators who saved them from tyranny and Nazism. Lest We Forget, Europe's liberators included many of our African-American ancestors who fought on "two fronts" in order to set them free. Tony Dorty's eloquence in response to a questionable poster criticizing African American patriotism continues to resonate throughout this board. To understand our patriotism one must study our history, our ancestors and our participation in all wars.

Please continue to share your knowledge with us.

K Wyer Lane
"History never lies...only the people who interpret it."


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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