Saluting Black Military Heroes

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Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr.

Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr., the father of Tuskegee pilot Gen. Benjamin Oliver Jr., was the first Black army general in U.S. history. An adviser to top officials on racial discrimination in the army and professor of military science, he began his 50-year military career as a volunteer during the Spanish-American War in 1898 and later went on to receive a Bronze Star Medal and Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions. 

(Photo: Courtesy www.history.navy.mil) 

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