This podcast concludes the series on the 761st Tank Battalion, Black Panthers. I discuss some achievements of members in the battalion and fill in more of the background on these incredible WWII tankers.
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.
During World War II, the 761st Tank Battalion tore through Europe in pursuit of the German Army. The unit was distinguished and praised by leaders like Gen George Patton and General Leslie McNair. In 1978 the 761st received a Presidential Unit Citation Award and one member, SSgt Ruben Rivers, received the Congressional Medal of Honor (posthumously).
The hiatus is almost over. The podcast will resume this Sunday, with the first part of a series on the 761st Tank Battalion Black Panthers!
This is a short episode to explain the hiatus of Black Valor. Also, I briefly cover the efforts to get Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor.
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.
The gallery of Chris Hopkins Tuskegee Airmen art is available on the Gallery tab, at the top of the page.
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.