February 23rd, 2007


African-American Military History: Colonel Charles Young

Charles Young as a captain(Courtesy National Park Service) [FINAL UPDATE 5:01 PM PST 24 FEB]Recently, while checking my blog’s statistics, I noticed that someone had searched on Google for “first black lt col in 1916.” This piqued my interest, because I thought 1916 was a bit early for a black man to be promoted to lieutenant colonel. Well, I learned …Continue reading →

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