Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers
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|aStone, Tanya Lee.
|aCourage has no color :|bthe true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers /|cTanya Lee Stone.
|aThe true story of the Triple Nickles :|bAmerica's first Black paratroopers
|a1st pbk. ed.
|aSomerville, Mass. :|bCandlewick Press,|c2013.
|a147 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 124-140) and index.
|aCourage has no color -- Soldiers, not servants -- I'm going to tell you a secret -- I had a mission that was [above] and beyond me -- Bets were made that Blacks would never jump -- We were going to tangle with Hitler -- We were soldiers, we did what we had to do -- The Army had no place for us -- We will have a colorless society one day - - The story behind the story.
|aExamines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.
"An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted, and important tribute to unsung American heroes." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Tanya Lee Stone examines the little-known history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought in an attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of First Sergeant Walter Morris, "proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability."Front matter includes a foreword by Ashley Bryan. Back matter includes an author's note, an appendix, a time line, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.