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Re: WWII 92nd "Buffalo " Division in Italy
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Hi Bennie: When "Ned" Almond arrived in Korea and found that several units in his command had already integrated, he immediately began to reverse the practice. Almond ordered that no additional blacks be assigned to white combat units and that those blacks already present not be replaced when rotated out of the units. MacArthur and Almond, (his chief of staff) still refused to integrate. In fact the two senoir commanders allowed untrained South Korean units to fill the gaps in the front lines commands, rather than allow the integration of blacks into white units. Combined with MacArthurs insubordination on integration and then his taking the war into China, President Truman relieved the General of his command on April 11,1951.
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