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    Happy Memorial Day!

    This Memorial Day we want to honor some of the exceptional African American heroes who have served our country over the years. We hope you all have a blessed Memorial Day! Milton Olive III [caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignnone" width="237" caption="Milton Olive III"]Milton Olive III[/caption] Milton Olive saved the lives of four other army soldiers during a firefight early in the Vietnam War. He threw his body onto a grenade that enemy soldiers had thrown; thus saving four soldiers by forfeiting his own life. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. James Reese Europe [caption id="attachment_3450" align="alignnone" width="205" caption="James Reese Europe"]James Reese Europe[/caption] James Reese Europe served as a lieutenant in the segregated 369th Infantry Regiment (the "Harlem Hellfighters") during World War I. He went on to become the first Black officer to lead troops into combat during the war. His military band also helped popularize American jazz music in France. To find out about more African American military heroes just Click Here. Want to find African wholesale artwork, clothing, jewelry and more? Just visit the Africa Imports web site!
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