The Black Panthers The 761st Tank Battalion in World War II

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From archive material and personal interviews, the author describes the 761st Tank Battalion's training, deployment and combat as well individuals, such as future baseball star Jackie Robinson, who served briefly with the unit stateside, their commander, Maj. Paul Bates, a white officer who fought against institutionalized racism while struggling with his own demons, and Sgt. Ruben Rivers, who gave his life to protect his fellow soldiers, one of only seven African American men awarded the Medal of Honour for World War II heroism.
AUTHOR Gina M. Dinicolo
BINDING Softback
ILLUSTRATIONS 42 illustrations
Product Code 62817MIL
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