Veterans Day: Notable African-American Soldiers

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  • 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
  • Buffalo Soldiers

Staff Sergeant Clifford Chester Sims

Staff Sergeant Clifford Chester Sims served in the United States Army as Staff Sergeant for Company D, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment and 101st Airborne Division in the Republic of Vietnam. The seasoned soldier saved his men from enemy defeat on Feb. 21, 1968, by moving them quickly out of a house filled with ammunition.

(Photo: National Archive)

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