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By Clarence E. Willie

approximately 900 African americans fought within the conflict of Iwo Jima, yet bills in their provider have long past principally unrecorded. This ebook seeks to right that omission for the sake of the courageous american citizens who served and for the sake of a extra inclusive American historical past. 11 veterans give a contribution their thoughts and studies, beginning with their adolescence within the melancholy, their enlistment, the conflict itself, and their event of returning to a state that persisted to regard them as second-class electorate. Appendices comprise a historical past of the Montford element Marines, a heritage of the Army’s 476th Amphibian Truck corporation, a chronology of the conflict of Iwo Jima and a role association chart for the engaging U.S. forces.

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