Honoring Sergeant Carter

Honoring Sergeant Carter Author : Allene Carter
Release : 2004-01-20
Publisher : Amistad
ISBN : 9780060936730
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Allene Carter's father-in-law was a decorated veteran. Yet it was not until the Carter family received a call from the White House that she discovered he was a heroic force in the Rhineland campaign. President Clinton awarded the Medal of Honor to several black soldiers who served in World War II. Sergeant Edward A. Carter Jr. was among the recipients. Shocked to learn the extent of Carter's service, Allene was determined to uncover both the truth about her father-in-law's wartime record and why his official recognition was so long in coming. Here is the story not only of Sergeant Carter but also of his family's fight to restore his honor. Theirs is a journey that takes them from local veterans organizations to the office of the president and front pages of the national media. An important piece of American history, Honoring Sergeant Carter is an enduring story of determination and family love.

Honoring Sergeant Carter

Honoring Sergeant Carter Author : Allene Carter
Release : 2009-10-13
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061746925
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Allene Carter's father-in-law was a decorated veteran. Yet it was not until the Carter family received a call from the White House that she discovered he was a heroic force in the Rhineland campaign. President Clinton awarded the Medal of Honor to several black soldiers who served in World War II. Sergeant Edward A. Carter Jr. was among the recipients. Shocked to learn the extent of Carter's service, Allene was determined to uncover both the truth about her father-in-law's wartime record and why his official recognition was so long in coming. Here is the story not only of Sergeant Carter but also of his family's fight to restore his honor. Theirs is a journey that takes them from local veterans organizations to the office of the president and front pages of the national media. An important piece of American history, Honoring Sergeant Carter is an enduring story of determination and family love.

Honoring Sergeant Carter

Honoring Sergeant Carter Author : Allene Carter
Release : 2003-01-21
Publisher : Amistad
ISBN : 9780066212364
File Size : 32.11 MB
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In the early months of 1945, the long and bitter struggle against Nazi Germany reached a decisive stage. Allied forces launched a massive assault on the Rhineland as they prepared to push into the heart of the Third Reich. With the heavy casualties suffered by white soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge, black soldiers, for the first time, played a major combat role. And Sergeant Eddie Carter was right in the thick of the battle, serving in the 12th Armored Division under Patton, as he fought to secure the Rhine and stop the Nazis in their tracks. With a zealous fearlessness, Carter single-handedly captured several Germans and secured reconnaissance that would be critical in capturing Speyer. His efforts would win him. a Distinguished Service Cross. But it wasn't until fifty-two years later that Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor. Here is the untold story of why the American government not only withheld Carter's much due recognition but why they also denied him -- one of the most decorated black American soldiers in WWII -- the opportunity to reenlist. And here, too, is the inspiring story of the valiant Carter family -- from the moving courtship of Eddie and his wife, Mildred, to the family's unrelenting efforts to get the American government to apologize and own up to the racism and McCarthyism that fueled years of deceit and bigotry.

War, Literature, and the Arts

War, Literature, and the Arts Author :
Release : 2004
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Brothers in Valor

Brothers in Valor Author : Jefferson Jr.
Release : 2018-10-26
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 1493031759
File Size : 77.32 MB
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During the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863, Sgt. William Harvey Carney picked up the fallen flag from his lifeless comrade. He waved the flag for all of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry to see and led the way to the parapet to plant the colors. After Col. Robert Gould Shaw was mortally wounded, Carney inspired his infantry forward. Even after sustaining severe wounds, Carney proudly declared, “Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!” After this battle, Carney became the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor. Since the American Civil War, scores of African Americans have served with great distinction. Through thousands of historical accounts, photographs, and documentary evidence, Robert Jefferson introduces the 89 black soldiers who continued forward when all odds were against them. The heroes within these pages faced certain death and definite danger without flinching. Jefferson paints a vivid portrait of African-American soldiers who carried the flag of freedom and how they reshaped the very definition of courage under fire during some of the most harrowing moments in United States military history. In turn, their courage and determination left an indelible mark on the American portrait.

Americans at War: 1901-1945

Americans at War: 1901-1945 Author : John Phillips Resch
Release : 2005
Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN :
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An encyclopedia on the impact of war on American society from the first conflicts between Native Americans and Europeans to the Iraq War, containing four hundred alphabetized, cross-referenced entries, more than two hundred illustrations, and approximately ninety primary documents.

Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: A-L

Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: A-L Author : Alexander M. Bielakowski
Release : 2013
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN : 159884427X
File Size : 46.70 MB
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This encyclopedia details the participation of individual ethnic and racial minority groups throughout U.S. military history. * More than 300 entries on ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. military * Perspectives from more than 50 different contributors * Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry * Numerous photographs and illustrations bring the experience of ethnic and racial minorities in wartime to life

African Americans in the Military

African Americans in the Military Author : Catherine Reef
Release : 2010
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN : 1438130961
File Size : 36.46 MB
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Presents short biographies on the military accomplishments of several African American military leaders.

The Journal of Military History

The Journal of Military History Author :
Release : 2004
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Teamster

Teamster Author :
Release : 2002
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 82.86 MB
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Best Books for High School Readers

Best Books for High School Readers Author : John Thomas Gillespie
Release : 2004
Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN :
File Size : 78.26 MB
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Provides an annotated listing of recommended reading material for students in grades nine through twelve, or ages fifteen through eighteen.

Newsfront

Newsfront Author :
Release : 2006
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 63.38 MB
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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors Author : Gale Group
Release : 2004-06
Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9780787667016
File Size : 30.73 MB
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Your practical guides to SharePoint 2010 planning, deployment, and administration Get your business collaboration platform up and running smoothly with this two-in-one administrator's toolkit. Plan and deploy your SharePoint 2010 implementation with the Administrator's Companion. Then, get the ready answers you need for day-to-day SharePoint administration with the Administrator's Pocket Consultant—ideal whether you’re at your desk or in the field. The two books included in this kit are: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion This indispensable, single-volume reference details the features, components, and capabilities of SharePoint 2010. Gain the real-world insights, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job results. Plan server-farm topology and information architecture Walk though installation and upgrade procedures Configure and integrate Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 Build and manage web applications and site collections Design and administer site-search services Get scenario-based guidance for scaling out services Implement an Enterprise Content Management solution Administer information-management policies Apply best practices for security, data protection, and disaster recovery Streamline administration with Windows PowerShell® Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers the focused information you need for daily SharePoint 2010 administration. Zero in on core commands and techniques using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Install or upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Configure core server-farm operations Build and manage Web applications and site collections Administer Enterprise Content Management Set up document and information management policies Configure and scale your site search services Test and implement security settings Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets Conduct backups and recovery

WLA

WLA Author :
Release : 2004
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 32.16 MB
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author : Rose Arny
Release : 2003-12
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 44.71 MB
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The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War Author : Peter Carroll
Release : 2004
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 63.78 MB
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United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipients

United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipients Author : George B. Clark
Release : 2005
Publisher : McFarland Publishing
ISBN :
File Size : 36.19 MB
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"This reference provides an alphabetical listing of all United States Marines and their comrades of the United States Navy who were awarded the Medal of Honor from 1861 to the present. A preface traces the evolution of the medal, its rewards, and its requirements. Each entry includes biographical information, the actions that earned the award, and other details"--Provided by publisher.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Author :
Release : 2003
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 88.80 MB
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