Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea
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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Page 67 - Nations furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and to restore international peace and security in the area.
Page iv - Group in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army.
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Page 69 - July 1950," in Charles E. Heller and William A. Stofft, eds., America's First Battles 1776-1965 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1986), pp.
Page 36 - But my very stomach turned over when I learned that Negro soldiers, just back from overseas, were being dumped out of Army trucks in Mississippi and beaten. "Whatever my inclinations as a native of Missouri might have been, as President I know this is bad. I shall fight to end evils like this.
Page 60 - Colin J. Williams and Martin S. Weinberg, Homosexuals and the Military (New York: Harper and Row, 1971); Berube, Coming Out Under Fire, 255-65.
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.
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