African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition (A to Z by Catherine Reef

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Civil War Firsts. : Stackpole Books, 2001, pp. 208–209. Holzer, Harold, ed. The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861–1865. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998. , Jr. ” Howard University College of Medicine. Available online. edu/nuHoward/history. html. Downloaded on August 5, 2008. Logan, Rayford W. Howard University: The First Hundred Years. New York: New York University Press, 1969. Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Civil War. New York: Da Capo Press, 1989, pp.

On August 21, 1968, Navy Secretary Paul R. Ignatius presented the Medal of Honor to Anderson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. General Leonard F. S. Naval Service. ” Anderson’s was the 42nd Medal of Honor awarded for heroism in Vietnam and the 12th to a marine. Three other African Americans had previously received the medal for their actions in Vietnam. The United States has continued to honor the first black Medal of Honor winner in the Marine Corps. On March 26, 1985, the navy launched a ship named for him.

Presidio Press, 1998, pp. 204, 256, 287–291. , with Ken Olsen. Lasting Valor. : Genesis Press, 1997. “Lt. Vernon J. ” Iowa Medal of Honor Heroes. Available online. htm. Downloaded on August 1, 2008. Olsen, Ken. ” Spokane Spokesman-Review, November 29, 1996, p. A1. S. Navy The commitment to teamwork and drive to succeed that Samuel E. Barnes acquired as a high school and college athlete served him well when he trained to be one of the navy’s first AfricanAmerican officers in 1944. The leadership experience that he gained in the navy was invaluable in his later career as an athletic instructor and coach.

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