Veterans Day: Notable African-American Soldiers

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  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Corporal Freddie Stowers
  • Staff Sergeant Clifford Chester Sims
  • General Colin Powell
  • Colonel Margaret Bailey
  • Veterans Day
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Lewis Martin
  • Nurse Susie King Taylor
  • The Union Army

Corporal Freddie Stowers

Corporal Freddie Stowers was killed just six weeks before the end of WWI, as he led the all-Black 371st Infantry Regiment in France to successfully defeat German troops. He was recommended for the Medal of Honor, but it would take 70 years for the American government to honor their fallen soldier. In 1988 President George Bush gave the award posthumously to Stowers’ sisters.

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