Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Association of the "2221" Negro Volunteers - World War II

Association of the "2221" Negro Volunteers - World War II

Mae Bell Campbell
Executive Director

"Nearly 1.2 million African Americans served in World War II, yet for the tens of millions of moviegoers watching the epic D-day battle in Saving Private Ryan, not a single African American soldier is presented.

But black soldiers fought at Normandy. Black artillery units provided fire support and air defense from Normandy beaches to the heart of Germany. Black soldiers earned many individual awards for valor and several unit commendations, including a distinguished unit citation. And in the last 2 months of the war, black volunteer infantry replacements, who had been serving in combat support roles, joined and fought alongside white infantry and armored units, although usually in separate all-black platoons.

This is the story of 2,600 of these men."  The National Archives and Records Administration

They volunteered to served in...

2004 REUNION

2005 REUNION



WORLD WAR II VETERANS THE ARMY WOULD RATHER FORGET: .....

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PRESS RELEASES

Governor Honors African American WWII Vets with Bronze Star

2003 Reunion Press Release

Salvation Army's Volunteer of the Year Award - Kenitha Grooms-Williams, National Coordinator


VOLUNTEERS

Haywood Campbell - 78th Infantry Division

Milton Graham - 69th Infantry Division

Oscar Osborne - 9th Infantry Division


EVENTS

2003 Reunion

2004 Reunion

2005 Reunion

2007 Reunion


CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony - Washington, DC - September 8, 2006

Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award Presented to Mae Bell, Executive Director of the 2221 Association of Negro Volunteers of World War II - Washington, DC - September 8, 2006

Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award Presented to Bennie J. McRae. Jr. - Washington, DC - September 8, 2006


IN-MEMORIAM

Milton Hale, Pell City, Alabama - 2nd Infantry Division

Allie Cottrell, Clanton, Alabama

Hayward Campbell, Jr., New York, New York - 78th Infantry Division

Lawrence Boris, Mt. Vernon, New York - 99th Infantry Division


LINKS

The WWII vets the Army would rather forget: ......

Wade's search is good news or forgotten

WWII soldiers get awards, rank restored

An Ending to a War Story

Army celebrates 50 years of integration


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