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Blacks in the Marine Corps
Blacks in the Marine Corps
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2002
Pages: 109
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0756727235

Henry I. Shaw, Jr. (au); Ralph W. Donnelly (au); John W. Ripley (fr). The door was opened for blacks to serve in all branches of the Armed Forces on 25 June 1941 when Pres. Roosevelt issued Exec. Order No. 8802 establishing the Fair Employ. Practices Comm. The Marine Corps took preliminary steps to comply with the Presidentís EO. By 1972 (the original year of this study) Black officers, noncomm. officers, & privates constituted nearly 1/5 of the Corps & were a normal & accepted part of Marine life. Chapters: the beginnings, the camp opens, the first grad., & expansion looms; the 51st  & 52nd Defense Battalions; depot & ammunition coís.; between the wars; combat in Korea, black leaders, & changing times; the Vietnam era; Marine Units of the Fleet Marine Force, WW2; & Medal of Honor Recipients. Photos.

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