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“From the early days of the American Revolution to the trenches of World War I and II; from the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan, and present day missions around the world, African Americans have honorably served to defend this great nation.”

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Army Medic Receives Medal of Honor for Heroic Actions in Vietnam

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A poster displays Black History Month February 2018 with the theme: African Americans in Times of War.

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Airmen Complete Historic Flight Honoring Tuskegee Heritage

Airmen honor Tuskegee Airmen by completing heritage flight from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and returning to Travis, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018. Photos by Air Force Master Sgt. Joey Swafford

Airmen Continue To Conduct Historic Flight Honoring Tuskegee Heritage

Airmen load cargo onto a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft during a Tuskegee Airmen heritage flight at the Robert Gray Army Airfield in Killeen, Texas, Feb. 25, 2018. Photos by Air Force Master Sgt. Joey Swafford

Airmen Conduct Historic Flight Honoring Tuskegee Heritage

Airmen fly in a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft during a Tuskegee Airmen heritage flight over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 26, 2018. Photos by Air Force Master Sgt. Joey Swafford

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1st Marine Division Black History Month: Medal of Honor
1st Marine Division
Feb. 26, 2018 | 1:15
1st Marine Division pays respects to its African-American Medal of Honor recipients for Black History Month.
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