The 761st

The 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II

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Their motto was qCome Out Fighting, q and that they did without fail. The 761st Tank Battalion - the famed qBlack Panthersq - was the first African American armored unit to enter combat, and in World War II they fought in four major Allied campaigns and inflicted 130, 000 casualties on the German army. And the fighting was intense - only one out of every two Black Panthers made it home alive. This is the complete history of the 761st, told in large part through the words of the surviving members of the unit. Richly illustrated, this work recounts how the unit was given long overdue recognition - the Presidential Unit Citation and the Medal of Honor - in recent years.Many soldiers who served during Americaa#39;s segregated military during World War II were recommended for the Medal of ... Mr. Diamond and Mr. Binzer concluded: aquot;While the U.S. military, through its regulations and decorations, tries to makeanbsp;...

Title:The 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II
Author:Joe Wilson
Publisher:McFarland - 1999-01-01


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