The Red Ball Express

Americans of all colors served without question.

Observations

During WWII there was a group of Black American soldiers who drove supply trucks for the military that gave American troops under men like George S. Patton the ability to chase the German troops across France into Germany and total defeat of the Nazi regime under Adolph Hitler. During WWII Blacks were restricted to mostly non-combat roles In the Navy they were mess stewards (cooks) and truck drivers in the Army. The racial attitude of that time in the military was summed up in a statement by the white commander of the 367th Infantry Division he stated. ” As fighting troops, the Negro must be rated as second class material; this is due to primarily to his inferior intelligence and lack of mental and moral qualities.”

141 truck companies and 3000 men were formed into the “Red Ball Express” 75% of the drivers were black. I never saw any black…

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I am a 64year old male. I live in California. I continute to blog as a way to give my opinion on things that I read about. I am a baby boomer and I feel that because of the life I have experienced, and the times we are living through the need to be examined with a critical eye. I feel this is my purpose in life. Live,learn, and comment. I will attempt to make this happen.
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