Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea (Google eBook)

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DIANE Publishing, 1997 - 294 pages
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The history of the 24th Infantry regiment in Korea is a difficult one, both for the veterans of the unit & for the Army. This book tells both what happened to the 24th Infantry, & why it happened. The Army must be aware of the corrosive effects of segregation & the racial prejudices that accompanied it. The consequences of the system crippled the trust & mutual confidence so necessary among the soldiers & leaders of combat units & weakened the bonds that held the 24th together, producing profound effects on the battlefield. Tables, maps & illustrations.
  

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Contents

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Page 37 - When a Mayor and a City Marshal can take a Negro sergeant off a bus in South Carolina, beat him up and put out one of his eyes, and nothing is done about it by the State authorities, something is radically wrong with the system.
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Page 174 - Infantry. In sixty days of continuous combat, you have withstood a "roughness of battle" which I had not seen in five campaigns in Africa, Sicily and Europe with the First Infantry Division. You have held ground against superior odds. You have lived up to the regimental motto "Semper Paratus.
Page 24 - The 'Double V Was for Victory: Black Soldiers, the Black Protest, and World War II
Page 25 - It is hard for me to see how some people can, on the one hand, argue that segregation is wrong, and on the other hand, blindly defend the product of that segregation.

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