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Re: Voices
In Response To: Re: Voices ()

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 00:13:23 EDT

Mr. Phillips: Touche! I fully appreciate your 30 plus years of research and experience and you are a true historian. Your words ring true! I have a copy of your book and would encourage you and Anthony Powell to consider a collaboration on a combination of the high and lows of the military from an African American perspective. I know of some of the lows that you speak of; as I was a "prison chaser" at Fort Eustis, Va. before shipping out to Korea. I was told; that if anyone escaped on your watch, you would have to do their time. I don't remember any escapes occuring during our watch. I also requested extra ammo.

However; I attended from Kindergarden to the 12th grade and some college an all African American schools due to segregation and a segregated Army until President Truman had the law enforced and we received our first white replacements in the fall of 1951, in Korea.
After my discharge I was in the Civil Rights movement and community organization, which required our continuous efforts to combat discrimination in the workforce and public accomodations; which would provide a fair wage, job opportunities and access to public accomodations. I have not pursued equal opportunity, in order to socialize or to integrate country clubs.. Note: I fully accept the fact; tha race separate units were a given.

Again, I respect your scholarship and encourage you to assist all of us, in telling the many stories that are still out there, good and not so-good. Best regards, Lloyd

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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