Calimoonchild (calimoonchild) wrote in ontd_political,
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For Black WWII vets, recognition arrives at last.

This was a neat Memorial Day story that aired tonight on NBC Nightly News.  The video won't embed and I can't find any blog posts about it so we'll keep this extra brief!


The legacy of thousands of African-American soldiers has been omitted from D-Day memorials, museums, and archives – until now. NBC’s Jim Maceda reports from Normandy, France.

Watch the 3-min. piece here:
video.msn.com/video.aspx

Source: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&vid=089e87de-d792-44bd-804d-a9b3d1852bb9&from=&fg=rss

ETA:  I found this amazing video with interviews of African-American WWII vets.  Most of them were there for D-Day and one was taken as a POW.  The first 2-3 minutes are slow but its a great video, especially around 9 min:
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