President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops from the Oval Office, Nov. 24, 2011.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
"On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the government to integrating the segregated military."
— Sun Tzu
— Sun Tzu
— Sun Tzu
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General Colin L. Powell, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff (1989 - 1993)
Da Nang Harbor, Republic of Vietnam
Mineman Second Class Franklin Marshall, a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team member, conducts a search for mines, especially those attached to ship’s hulls, circa April 1966.
The E.O.D. Team is responsible for harbor security. Several merchant ships are in the distance.
(Photographed by Ernie Filtz)
(Official U.S. Navy Photograph, U.S. National Archives.)
Machine gun crew during Korean War. (1950)
(Source: Truman Library)
European Theater of Operations, Nurses in England, 1944.
Copyprint. NAACP Collection, (LOC) Courtesy of the NAACP
"Even though an extreme shortage of nurses in World War II forced the federal government to seriously consider drafting white nurses, defense officials remained reluctant to recruit black nurses throughout the war. Allowing black nurses to care for whites was considered a violation of social norms. Nevertheless, the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, led by Mabel Staupers, and rights groups like the NAACP, loudly protested racial policies in the Army Nurse Corps and the military in general. These groups achieved some success. This photograph documents the arrival of the first African American nurses in England."