OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE VETERANS VIDEO HISTORY CONTEST NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Contest entry period begins 12:00 AM ET on decided date and ends 11:59 PM ET on decided date (the “Entry Period” – usually about 2 months). Eligibility: Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who…

 
 

General Colin Powell American statesmen and retired four-star U.S. Army General, Colin Powell was also the first African-American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Powell’s position speaks volumes about the obstacles African-Americans have overcome throughout our nation’s history.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/General-Colin-Powell.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The 92nd Infantry Division The 92nd Infantry Division was a segregated unit, and was the only African-American infantry division that saw combat during World War II, serving in the Italian campaign. Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/92-Infantry-Division.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Lawrence Joel, Specialist 6 Lawrence Joel earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam with serving as a Medical Corpsman. Despite being wounded, he saved the lives of many members of his unit.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Lawrence-Joel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Pvt. Henry Johnson & Needham Roberts Two of the most famed members of the 369th Infantry Regiment, Johnson and Roberts displayed extraordinary valor and were awarded the French “Croix de Guerre” as well as the Medal of Honor. Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Henry-Johnson-Needham-Roberts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Robert Smalls   Robert Smalls was born into slavery, but during and after the American Civil War became the pilot and sea captain of the USS Planter, paving the way for African-American Naval Officers.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Robert-Smalls-Naval-Officers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Harlem Hellfighters Over the years at AVC we have collected numerous stories of black patriots, many of whose stories have historically been overlooked. In honor of Black History Month, we have gathered various clips paying tribute to our nation’s African-American heroes, from the American Revolution through today. One of our featured stories highlights the men of… https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Harlem-Hellfighters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Executive Order 9981 Issued by President Harry Truman in 1948, Executive Order 9981 desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces – a monumental moment for African-American patriots.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Desgregation-of-Military.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Buffalo Soldiers in the Spanish American War In addition to their efforts defending the American West, the “Buffalo Soldiers” saw great action during the Spanish American War, fighting alongside the rough riders and proving to be significant in the charging of San Juan Hill.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Buffalo-Soldiers-Spanish-American-War.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The Montford Point Marines The first African-American Marines Division trained at Camp Montford Point in North Carolina, and would go on to see combat and work at supply points throughout the Pacific theater. Their achievements in World War II, despite discrimination, paved the way for a desegregated military. Check out more tributes to black patriots!  https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Montfort-Point-Marines.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS