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Mr. Horrell,

Hello, and thank you in advance for your help.

I am looking for information on the role of black soldiers during World War II. I understand that they were segregated, but I am wondering if they were somehow prevented from serving. Were they discouraged at recruitment, or simply not picked to serve?

Thank you. As always, I appreciate your help.

Heather

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Dear Ms.,
       Thank you for your question.  May I suggest you read the following:

United States Army in World War II
Special Studies
 The Employment of Negro Troops
  by Ulysses Lee
Washington, DC      Center of Military History      2000

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A Fragment of Victory in Italy
The 92nd Infantry Division in World War II
 by Colonel Paul Goodman
Nashville  TN        The Battery Press        1993

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Brothers In Arms
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anthony Walton
New York        Broadway Books        2004

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Blood For Dignity
by David P. Colley
New York        St. Martin's Press        2003

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The Road To Victory
by David P. Colley
Washington,  DC        Brassey's        2000

       Good Luck with your quest.

  Sincerely,
   Richard V. Horrell
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.

Experience

A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

Organizations
AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Publications
Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

Education/Credentials
BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

Awards and Honors
Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

Past/Present Clients
Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.

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