THROUGHOUT AMERICA'S HISTORY, from the Battle of Lexington to the Battle for Fallujah, Black Soldiers have honorably answered the call to duty, serving with great valor and distinction in America’s armed forces. Since the birth of our nation, African-American Soldiers have demonstrated the Army's core values. For generations, these proud heroes have played an integral role in protecting and shaping this nation.
During February, the Army celebrates and pays tribute to Black Soldiers and recognizes the important contributions they have made in past wars and are continuing to make today in overseas operations.
Pictured right: "Cpl. Carlton Chapman...is a machine-gunner in an M-4 tank, attached to a Motor Transport unit near Nancy, France." (Photo Courtesy of the National Archives, 761st Mt. Bn. November 5, 1944.)