Re: Gold star in the window
- From: "John Dean" <john-dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:27:40 -0400
Stephen Graham wrote:
In the USA the casualties were quite evenly distributed among the
population, except that blacks were not allowed in the front lines.
They were truck drivers, etc. So blacks suffered a lower casualty
rate and earned no Medal of Honor. OK, political correctness cause
Clinton to award 6 to black WWII servicemen. I will not comment on
whether they were "earned".
Combat roles for blacks were limited in World War Two but did exist.
See, for instance, the 92d Infantry Division in Italy, the 93d
Infantry Division in the Pacific, the 761st and 784th Tank
Battalions, etc. There was also the infantry replacement program in
99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group ...