Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
African American Veterans of the Korean War
Your pioneering efforts and sacrifices have contributed immensely to the development of today's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners: the World's Finest!
Erected 2001 by Department of Defense, United States of America.
Location. 38° 52.508′ N, 77° 4.497′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 21 of the National Cemetery off Lawton Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Borinqueneers" (a few steps from this marker); Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses (a few steps from this marker); Task Force Smith (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Fourth Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial (within shouting Battle of the Bulge Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Rough Riders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Also see . . . Executive Order 9981...July 26, 1948. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
The Korean War years (1950-1953) marked the U.S. Armed Forces' transition from a long-standing policy of racial segregation to one of equal employment opportunity with their belated implementation during that period of President Harry S. Truman's de-segregation directive, Executive Order 9981 of 1948.
— Submitted September 7, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Additional keywords. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Executive Order 9981, Harry S. Truman, Desegregation
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Civil Rights • Heroes • Military • War, Korean •
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