Download PDF by Catherine Reef: African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition (A to Z

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As such, he was one of the few AfricanAmerican field officers to serve in the Civil War. Augusta was mustered out of the army on October 13, 1866, and resumed the practice of medicine. , opened its medical school, Augusta was one of the first faculty members and the only one who was African American. He remained at historically black Howard until 1877, when he returned to private practice in the District of Columbia. He was one of the founders in 1870 of the National Medical Society of the District of Columbia, a professional organization formed because African Americans were barred from membership in the district’s existing medical society.

Flipper, who in 1877 was the first African-American graduate of the academy. S. Army. S. S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Indianapolis. S. Military Academy. At the same time, he was executive officer of the 1st Infantry Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), which was stationed at Fort Drum, New York. ) Austin also continued his education, earning a master’s degree in education administration from Auburn University in Alabama and a master’s degree in management from Webster University in St. Louis.

His remains were recovered and laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Carson, California. On August 21, 1968, Navy Secretary Paul R. Ignatius presented the Medal of Honor to Anderson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. General Leonard F. S. Naval Service. ” Anderson’s was the 42nd Medal of Honor awarded for heroism in Vietnam and the 12th to a marine. Three other African Americans had previously received the medal for their actions in Vietnam. The United States has continued to honor the first black Medal of Honor winner in the Marine Corps.

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