AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
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.
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