December 17, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

melvin morris

Welcome to the Weekend POU! Our final feature this week is a Vietnam War Hero, who finally received his honor in 2014. Melvin Morris March 18, 2014 was a day unlike any other day for Sgt. 1st Class Frederick Hinton from U.S. Army … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

vernon baker

TGIF POU! Today's feature is pretty long, but is a fascinating well-worth-it read! Vernon Joseph Baker Vernon Joseph Baker belatedly received the Medal of Honor for his World War II battlefield valor after historians concluded he'd been … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

WilliamCarney

Good Morning POU! Today's feature is the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given by Congress to service men and women. William Harvey Carney Carney was born simply as "William," a slave in Norfolk, … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

Edward_Carter_USArmy

Happy Hump Day POU! Today's feature is another incredible story that deserves the attention of a major motion picture studio. Edward Allen Carter, Jr. (May 26, 1916 – January 30, 1963) was a United States Army Staff Sergeant who received … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

John R. Fox 9

Good Morning POU! Today's feature is a soldier that ordered his own death in order to defend this country. John R. Fox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio May 18, 1915, and attended Wilberforce University, graduating with an ROTC commission in … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

henry johnson

Good Morning POU! This week we will feature African Americans that are true war heroes. These are the stories of legends. Each would make an incredible feature film and no embellishment would be required. The Battle of Henry … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military

cathay-williams

Private Cathay Williams was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. On November 15, 1866 she enlisted in the Army as a man. Williams reversed her name to William Cathay and lived as a male soldier and served until she was found … [Read more...]