World War II veterans

War and Memory
1:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Black soldiers drove 'Red Ball' to victory

Sometimes the servicemen themselves did the loading and unloading, though German prisoners often performed the task.
defense.gov

Many African-American soldiers who wanted combat duty in World War II were denied that role. But the role they were given proved invaluable.

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War and Memory
8:16 am
Wed June 19, 2013

From Emory to Normandy: One Vet's Story

Fannin Garrett, interviewed in 2007.
East Texas War and Memory Project Texas A&M University-Commerce

In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, KETR presents an interview with an African-American veteran: Fannin Garrett of Emory, Texas.

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