This episode looks at the politics behind the creation of the 369th Infantry Regiment. Also, I discuss the NFL protest and kneeling for the National Anthem.
Part 2 of the 761st Tank Battalion’s story is live. In this episode we discuss the Battalion’s travels and battles from Omaha Beach to Steyr, Austria.
Eleven years before Rosa Parks made her stand on a Montgomery bus, Lt Jackie Robinson refused to give up his seat on a bus in Texas. Robinson’s pointed response to racism challenged the status quo and forced the U.S. Army to address this contentious issue. In Episode 8 I explore the court martial of Jackie Robinson.
I apologize for not posting any new episodes lately. The podcast series is temporarily on break, but will return in a few weeks. In the mean time, I will be adding a few galleries, with highlights from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.
Believe me, the delay will be worth the wait.
William Henry Singleton was born a slave in New Bern, North Carolina. He organized and drilled men for service, who became the 35th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, during the Civil War. Listen to his amazing story of determination.
Private William Cathay joined the famed Buffalo Soldiers in 1866. This would be a typical enlistment of the period, except William was really Cathay, a woman! She joined the U.S. Army 62 years before women were allowed to serve. Listen to the amazing story of William Cathay, the first female Buffalo Soldier.
Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson fought with the 369th Infantry during WWI. On 14 May 1918, he and Private Needham Roberts defended an outpost on the Aisne river from a sizable German raiding party. Episode 4 recounts this incredible story.
In episode 3 I discuss the actions that led to Lt John Fox earning the Medal of Honor, during WWII. He was an artilleryman who fought in Italy.