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African-American Naval Officers Honored

First African-American Naval Officers Honored

May 23, 2005 6:00 pm US/Central
NORTH CHICAGO (CBS 2) The suburbs will be the site of a new war memorial that pays tribute to African Americans, who helped break the Navy's color barrier. The only surviving member of the ''Golden 13'' was there for the Monday announcement.

CBS 2's Jon Duncanson reports on why the memorial is in North Chicago.

They are the faces of the men who were there more than 60 years ago. They saw it as it happened.

One man, whose face never belied whatever racial tensions existed at the time, is the only one left alive of the "Golden 13" -- the first African Americans allowed into naval officer training.

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