AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
REUNION - (World War II) Clanton, Alabama
Association of the "2,221" Negro Volunteers
The Association is an organization of World War II black soldiers in Europe who volunteered to solve the shortage of riflemen in white infantry units after the Battle of the Bulge. Those who volunteered were divided into 12 platoons for the 12th Army Group, who assigned them as the fourth platoon in a company of each regiment.
A month after the deployment of these platoons, the commander of the 104th Infantry Division said: "Their combat record has been outstanding. They have without exception proven themselves to be good soldiers."
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