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Black History

Dan Bullock: The youngest American killed in the Vietnam War

Pfc. Dan Bullock died at age 15 in 1969 and efforts to recognize the young African-American Marine c…

Race riot at sea — 1972 Kitty Hawk incident fueled fleet-wide unrest

It was not a good time for the carrier Kitty Hawk as it steamed across the South China Sea toward Vi…

African-American Green Beret Melvin Morris is patriotic to his core

Vietnam War veteran Melvin Morris was overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to the color of his skin…

The Army's first black, female 3-star was inspired to serve by her father — and Star Trek

Lt. Gen. Nadja West is the youngest of 12 adopted children, 10 of whom joined the Army, raised by a…

Absorbing advice: Gen. Spencer's path to four stars

Gen. Larry Spencer (Ret.), who went from one stripe to four stars, collected mentors all around him…

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Race riot at sea — 1972 Kitty Hawk incident fueled fleet-wide unrest

It was not a good time for the carrier Kitty Hawk as it steamed across the South China Sea toward Vi…

The Army's first black, female 3-star was inspired to serve by her father — and Star Trek

Lt. Gen. Nadja West is the youngest of 12 adopted children, 10 of whom joined the Army, raised by a…

Black WWII veteran receives long-overdue medals

A World War II veteran who is the last-known living Buffalo-area resident to have served in a segreg…

African-American heroes are a part of a vanishing World War I legacy

Carol Moseley Braun on how a century-old conflict helped launch a civil rights movement

March to equality: A. Philip Randolph and the desegregation of the military

One man's path from jailed union organizer to civil rights icon -- and how it helped end Jim Crow in…

Q-and-A: Colin Powell on Vietnam service, Iraq and Afghanistan, and Black History Month

A retired four-star reflects on service in and out of uniform.

How Harriet Tubman's military service added up to $20 — a month

Her experience during the Civil War is a bona fide part of her legacy.

Military Times launches Black Military History Month

In the spirit of our nation’s Black History Month, Military Times is declaring Black Military Histor…