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555th Paarachute Infantry Battalion 1944-1947
Many years before "black pride" became a popular slogan, a small group of black American soldiers gave life and meaning to those words. This is their story. Born within an army that had traditionally relegated blacks to menial jobs and programmed them for failure, the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, or "Triple Nickles," succeeded in becoming the nation's first all-black parachute infantry test platoon, company, and battalion.
Buffalo Soldiers & Indian Wars
Sixteen photographs of Buffalo Soldiers, and 14 of their legendary Native American foes, two mini videos and 64 story/page links are presented with battles, and historical background events. Links to Civil War, military, and personal archival documents are included with additional links to multimedia, kids, family and multicultural sites.