AFRICAN AMERICAN WAR HEROES IN WWII. TRUE STORIES OF PATRIOTISM & VALOR. DVD VIDEO. Red Ball Express; 92nd Infantry Div.; 1/24th Infantry at Bougainville; 761st Tank Bn. in France; Tuskegee Airmen; WWII Medals of Honor
AFRICAN AMERICAN WAR HEROES. DVD video. True Stories of Patriotism & Valor. The proud WWII contributions of African Americans dedicated To The Seven African American WWII Medal of Honor Recipients. Approximately 112 minutes PLUS extras. Also included is a moving tribute by General Colin Powell and comments from President Clinton.
On January 13, 1997, seven African American soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed during WW II. These seven honored soldiers have come to symbolize the remarkable contributions of all African Americans who served our country, in all our wars.Through archival film footage, war veterans from all military branches recount their personal experiences to bring their true stories to life. Some of their stories include: Tuskegee Airmen; Women at War; Red Ball Express; 92nd (“Buffalo Soldiers”) Infantry Division); 761st (“Black Panthers”)Tank Battalion; Triple Nickels; 6888 Postal Battalion & much more! Includes a moving tribute from General Colin Powell and comments from former president William Jefferson Clinton. This historic video is a must for every library.
Subjects Represented in this video:
"Black Panthers" Tank Division
The Triple Nickels
6888 Postal Unit
Medal of Honor
555th Parachute Infantry
Army Navy Nurse Corp
Battle of the Bulge
Red Tailed Angels
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• "Wings For This Man"
U.S. Government film honoring the famed flying school in Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute.
• Timeline: Sports Heroes
Negro Baseball League legend “Satchel” Paige • NFL great “Duke” Slater • Boxing champion Joe Louis