by James D. Robenalt
Just as Americans visit and revere the graves of those in Arlington and other national cemeteries in the United States, it is important to remember that the nation made a solemn compact with the families of those who were lost in the First World War.
SOURCE: New York Times
The stalled career of a distinguished Black Marine officer raises questions about how completely the Corps has embraced racial integration and equality in its leadership.
SOURCE: The New York Times
In 1973, the House Armed Services Committe, led by a segregationist, believed that "reforms were the problem" in the wake of racial strife, notes Navy historian John Sherwood.
Gordon D. Gayle, a retired Marine Corps brigadier general who received the Navy Cross after a fierce World War II battle in the Pacific and who later directed an influential study of tactics and battlefield planning, died April 21 at an assisted-living facility in Farnham, Va. He was 95.He had an intracerebral hemorrhage, his son Mike Gayle said.In World War II, “Lucky” Gayle served in the 1st Marine Division. He took part in all the division’s campaigns from the struggle for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942-43, an epic chapter in Marine history, to the bloody capture of Peleliu in the Palau Islands in 1944....
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