Saluting Black Military Heroes

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Eugene Jacques Bullard

Before the Roosevelt Administration passed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, which required all men ages 18-45 to serve in the U.S. Army, Blacks served in limited roles or were excluded entirely from the armed forces, so many went abroad to search for new opportunities. Eugene Jacques Bullard, who was born in Columbus, Georgia, enlisted as a volunteer with the French army, and became the first Black military pilot in history and the only Black pilot in World War I. 

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