African American Forces
Frank Petersen Jr. was the first black Marine aviator, and he didn't stop there!
Each year, the contributions of African Americans to the Marine Corps are remembered during the month of February.
The men of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the "Triple Nickels," were trained for a secret mission code named Operation
William Pinckney's new headstone is unveiled at the Beaufort National Cemetery Feb. 10. Pinckney carried his shipmate to safety after
B-1 Navy Band members Calvin Morrow, Simeon Holloway and Jewitt White reflect on their legacy as the first non-mess attendant
The story of Charles McGee, veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, narrated by Tony-winning actor Leslie
Sergeant First Class Melvin Morris was one of the Army’s first men to wear the famous “Green Beret,” in our
World War II veteran John Weston joined the U.S. Army in 1941 as part of the 758th Tank Battalion. The
Today, African-Americans make up more than 19 percent of the Total Army. (US Army)
Features a brief synopsis of African-American firsts throughout U.S. military history.