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African American Veterans: Fighting Two Battles, Experiencing War, Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress
For many veterans, serving in the military meant pushing past their own physical and mental limits in order to defeat the enemy. Many African American veterans also had to contend with and break through the limits placed upon them by society. Whether they fought stateside or overseas, in integrated or segregated units, or during World War II, Korea, or Vietnam, the African American veterans profiled here persisted past prejudice to serve their country with honor.
Image: Terona ChiversTerona Chivers
Army
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos, Documents
Image: Alyce DixonAlyce L. Dixon
Army
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Walter Dowdy, Jr.Walter Dowdy, Jr.
Army
Korean War

Video Interview
Image: George E. DunnGeorge E. Dunn
Army
Vietnam War

Audio Interview, Transcript
Image: Willard C. Hall, Jr.Willard C. Hall, Jr.
Army
Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: Samuel T. HarmonSamuel T. Harmon
Navy
World War II
Korean War


Video Interview
Image: William Henry HarveyWilliam Henry Harvey
Navy
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War


Audio Interview
Image: Joseph Horace McHenryJoseph H. McHenry
Army
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Official Documents
Image: Herbert R. Metoyer, Jr.Herbert Metoyer, Jr.
Army
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Martha Settle PutneyMartha Settle Putney
Army
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Transcript, Photos
Robert Lee RiceRobert Lee Rice
Army
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Rothacker C. SmithRothacker C.Smith
Army
World War II

Audio Interviews, Photos
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