Saluting Black Military Heroes

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  • 070312 national black patriots James Mifflin
  • 070312 national black patriots Doris Dorie Miller
  • 070312 national black patriots Roy Harmon
  • 070312 national black patriots Lieutenant Harriet Ida Pickens Ensign Frances Wills
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  • 070312 national black patriots Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr
  • 070312 national black patriots Eugene Jacques Bullard
  • 070312 national black patriots Daniel James Jr
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The Golden Thirteen

Dubbed "The Golden Thirteen," this group of 12  commissioned officers and one warrant officer represented the first class of Black naval officers commissioned by the U.S. Navy in February 1944. 

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

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