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Honoring Sergeant Carter: Redeeming a Black World War II Hero's Legacy
In the early months of 1945, the long and bitter struggle against Nazi Germany reached a decisive stage. Allied forces launched a massive assault on the Rhineland as they prepared to push into the heart of the Third Reich. With the heavy casualties suffered by white soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge, black soldiers, for the first time, played a major combat role. And Ser ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 21st 2003 by Amistad
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Apr 18, 2010 Mahlon rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in U.S. History, the Civil Rights movement, or genealogy
Recommended to Mahlon by: Amazon
Sergeant Edward Carter was born to be a soldier, during WWII he risked his life in an action for which everyone who served with him agreed that he should have been awarded the Medal of Honor, but because he happened to be African-American he was given a DSC instead, one of several soldiers to be denied the Medal based solely on their race. Thankfully, this injustice was corrected in 1997, when President Clinton awarded the Medal to a handful of black soldiers in a White House ceremony. Allene Ca ...more